In our fast-paced information age, we’re expected to accomplish more and more. To be successful, we have to continuously increase our productivity.
In the industrial age, a worker had to be able to increase his output - companies such as Ford Motors made a science out of this. Today, in this age of technology, the output can’t simply be measured in terms of widgets made per hour. And we can’t just concentrate on one task (making one part of a widget repeatedly). We’re expected to balance many different activities at once. On top of this, we can easily become distracted by social media, the newest iPad applications, the latest gossip, emails and text messages.