Now more than ever professionals are distracted at work. And the legal industry is no different. Virtually everyone in the firm has a computer, a smartphone, and a landline. Every hour we receive hundreds of communications: emails, texts, private messages, social media pop-ups, news updates, phone calls, and voicemails.
Each one comes with its own unique noise. For example, without even picking up my smartphone, I can tell whether I’ve received a text, a message via Facebook, or a news story from the New York Times, just by the particular sound or vibration emitting from the device. Even if I resist the temptation to pick it up and read those communications, I’ve still been distracted.
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