InformationWeek on paying attention. This really resonates for me. I feel that large chunks of my career have been spent in a state of “continuous partial attention”. Lately I’ve been consciously “disarming”.
The era of continuous partial attention has left us overwhelmed, overstimulated, and unfulfilled, said Stone, who’s now working as a consultant and writer.
This era, she says, is coming to a close. “CEOs ask people to disarm at the door when they come to a meeting,” she said, asking attendees to drop off their laptops, cell phones, pagers, and BlackBerrys before the meeting started.