Focus in the Age of Distraction
Is work busier than ever, a frantic rush juggling meetings, emails, texts and tasks?
New technology gives us the possibility of working remotely but it also means we can be working 24/7. In many countries people are working longer hours but productivity has not increased. Information overload, distractions and multi-tasking mean that most professionals are spending more time working but are not necessarily more productive.
In this workshop we look at how to optimize your attention and focus while you are at work so you get more done. And how to mentally switch off to enjoy your time outside work. This is not a time management session. Based on recent research in psychology this session looks at maximizing your performance by:
• Creating headspace and mental energy for creative work and problem solving
• Developing your focus and attention
• Creating boundaries between work time and your time
• Using your smartphone to work smarter not harder
More about the speaker
Jane Piper – Organisational Psychologist, Pipsy GmbH
Jane Piper is the founder and CEO of Pipsy GmbH, a consultancy whose aim is to make work better is a digital age. Jane has two decades of corporate experience in knowledge and technology driven companies in consulting, engineering, education and pharmaceutical fields with Air New Zealand, Honeywell and Pöyry.
She is a New Zealander who has been living in Zurich, Switzerland for the last 12 years, bringing a unique mix of Kiwi creativity combined with Swiss organisational efficiency. Being naturally curious about people she studied psychology to a Masters level and became a New Zealand Registered Psychologist. Later she completed MBA at Henley Management College in UK. Now she combines her people and business skills to make work better in a digital age.
She is the author of the book Focus in the Age of Distraction to be published in January 2018. Focus in the Age of Distraction looks at the modern age of work and how we can improve our attention and concentration in the busy digital age. With 35 practical and pragmatic tips based on latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, to help you to be more creative and productive. Be more focused while at work, get more done, learn to switch off, then get on and enjoy life.