Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Why asynchronous messaging beats real time messaging every time

We are all familiar with that dopamine rush of getting a new message. It feels good. We crave it. But doesn’t that make us addicts? The reality is that real time messaging, whether it’s Slack or WhatsApp, is incredibly distracting, and it’s wreaking havoc on our productivity. How much of your potential goes unrealized because you are continuously interrupted every time you try to get work done? The real question is how can we reclaim our time and attention and make technology work for us, not against us? What’s the problem with real time messaging? You might be wondering “What’s…

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