Do you find that you are being constantly distracted by new email notifications popping up on your screen? Experts say that our brains simply cannot effectively focus on two things at once and these notifications can be breaking our train of thought and work flow too many times throughout the working day. I’ve had 5 come up just in the time to write this blog! To limit distractions, we recommend turning off these email alerts and just scheduling in time to check your emails between tasks.
To disable Desktop Alerts in Outlook, simply go to: Options – Mail – disable “Display a Desktop Alert”.
Will be interesting to see if you think this tip helps your work productivity and concentration, I’m certainly going to implement it now!