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Episode 83: Rediscovering your ability to focus with Gloria Mark

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In our latest episode of The Workplace Podcast we delve into the topic of focus and attention. In this captivating session, titled "Rediscovering Your Ability to Focus," we explore the intricate dance of staying attentive in an age where distractions are just a click away.


William talk with our distinguished guest, Gloria Mark, who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, her expertise lies at the intersection of psychology and digital media. With a storied career including a PhD from Columbia University and a decade-long tenure as a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Gloria has dedicated her life to understanding how technology affects our work, attention, and stress levels.


Gloria's research — showcased in over 200 scholarly articles and presented on platforms ranging from SXSW to the Aspen Ideas Festival — serves as a lighthouse for those navigating the choppy waters of digital distraction. Her induction into the ACM SIGCHI Academy highlights her as a beacon in the field of human-computer interaction.


In today’s conversation, we’ll dissect the myth of multitasking, unveil the hidden costs of digital interruptions, and provide you with actionable strategies to reclaim your focus. Gloria will also share insights from her groundbreaking book, "Attention Span," offering a blueprint to restore balance and productivity in our hyper-connected world.


Find out more about the work Gloria does here: Home - GLORIA MARK, PhD

Purchase her book here: Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity: Mark, Gloria: 9781335449412: Books

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