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Attention Management: Individuals Vs Teams

  • Individuals can manage their attention by optimizing their to-do list and doing focus work with the help of curated tasks and flow-friendly work environments, and by not multitasking.
  • Teams have a more challenging time managing their attention as one has to take into account the inter-relatedness and interdependency of the group while having less agility. Example: In order for an entire team to deliver on a deadline, they would need to say no to requests from other teams for work that will distract from the main project.

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Software delivery is only becoming more complex. At the same time, it continues to be ever more important, as it is a necessary core competency for organizations across industries, no matter their product or service.

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