Time Management and Professional Development in the Age of Distraction

Attention spans are shrinking. That is not one of those anecdotal facts that you think is probably true. Researchers have documented the average attention span for focus on a single piece of stimulus in the year 2000 was 12 seconds, and by 2015 that had fallen to 8.25 seconds, and there is every expectation that the 2025 update on this ongoing study will see a further reduction in how long anyone will give something their full attention. Another study on how long the average person will devote their uninterrupted focus to a piece of content on a screen began in…

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