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Real work, by definition, should be rare, valuable and cognitively demanding.
Email does not check any of these boxes, and is, therefore, a pseudo work.
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Text-based communication should have time-blocks: like an hour, twice a day, where we check and respond accordingly. It shouldn't be a constant activity.
Most email falls in the category of other people trying to get you to do something.
And ideally, we shouldn't be spending so much time per day catering to other people's work priorities.
If while working, we see an email or notification, it derails our focus even if we don't do anything about it.
An environment free of distractions, with no smartphone notifications, no ringing phones, no incoming email, facilitates deep work.
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On average, employees who do the majority of their work on computers are distracted almost every ten minutes.
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