We have all experienced sensory overload due to the deluge of emails we receive. This is even more so for those of us whose organisations have provided us with a range of helpful (?) productivity tools like Google Docs, Slack, Teams, WhatsApp and so on.
These were often introduced during the pandemic to enable remote communication and remote working.
Now, however, they just provide constant interruption and distraction.
It is made even worse because it gives us so many more logons and passwords to remember and each of them has a different user interface.
If this sounds like your organisation, perhaps it’s time for an audit of such tools and a cull of those no longer essential. Even better, if you can replace some with others from the same family as your most essential tools so that single sign-on and consistent user interfaces reduce the load on employees.