IDEA #2 FROM THE BOOK DEEP WORK.

IDEA #2 FROM THE BOOK DEEP WORK.

Idea #2: Deep Work Is Difficult
Newport explains that deep work is difficult because our world bombards us with near-constant distractions. He outlines three major ways that modern workplaces derail workers’ ability to engage in deep work.

2)Instant communication: With instant-messaging tools like Slack and texting, people can interrupt your work on demand.

According to Newport, as a result of this, we stop being deep thinkers and become human network routers. (We’ll look at actionable steps to make instant messaging less distracting in the section on building your deep work environment, for instance using the platform’s features to notify senders that you won’t be responding immediately.)

3) Social media: On social media platforms, conversations continue endlessly, 24/7. The new content you see always seems novel and productive, but it doesn’t move you closer to the major things you care about. ( The addictive quality of social media is due to our attraction to variable rewards: rewards that happen at random times, rather than in a predictable pattern. You can’t predict which refresh of your newsfeed will reward you with interesting information or likes, so the action never loses its appeal.)

…To be continued

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