You know what that picture is about?
Your current day. Yes. Your current working day. On the left, easy day, on the right, bad day …
Everything is planned, organized and should be running more or less easily. You are fully equipped. Hundreds of little actions have to be performed. Unfortunately, often, they have bad impacts between them. Let's start with describing a common working context by making an inventory of the common and usual equipment for a modern professional:
Now let's make an inventory of the usual software set you can be using each day
We all have our reasons to use each of them for good or less good reasons. Anyway, we use them. This is how it works nowadays. Modern life comes with a lot of tools, devices and habits.
Plus, sometimes, you can have some activities potentially provided by your boss because he's so cool, just as we are
Without neglecting natural activities,
Until now, I did not mention any production activity. Work is about production right?
Now let's put some numbers by giving for each of them how many times they interrupt in a way or another in a month. It is a hard exercise but it has to be done.
Screen saver with password (forgotten?)
Receive calls, notifications, texts
Put them on, put them off again & again
Fix Bluetooth troubles
Receive mails, sometimes aggressive mails
Receive mails notifications, meetings as well …
Receive mails notifications
Eat or drink something
Whatever time they last, each interruption breaks concentration and makes you think about something else. At this moment, an effort is required to go back on tracks.
For now, you have a good introduction and a way to start thinking about your own context. With the next part of this blog post, we will go further and deeper talking about productivity and OmniContext Personal Analytics.