So You Think You Can Multitask:
Conquer Digital Overload
In this interactive presentation, Dr. Joanne Cantor, an internationally recognized expert on the psychological effects of the media, leads participants to:
• Find out how the brain reacts to digital technology
• Realize how multitasking thwarts productivity
• Discover how to increase creativity by avoiding information overload
• Learn to master interruptions to suit individual work rhythms.
• Understand how to design a digital environment to promote success
“Thanks for making this course available since it is easy to suffer from info overload in our environment. It can make a person crazy to try and do too much at once!
Thanks for helping me find ways to stay sane.”
Unique Elements of This Program
• Features interactive “mind exercises,” which demonstrate the problems discussed
• Describes recent brain research in a down-to-earth, engaging way
• Provides no-cost solutions for enhancing productivity and boosting creativity
• Reduces stress and burnout by helping people work smarter rather than longer
• Employs humor to disarm resistance
The program comes in three versions, tailored to different audiences:
1. General: Ideas and strategies anyone can use.
2. Millennial: Geared to new employees who are predominantly under 40
3. Managerial: Ideas for implementing effective company policies and procedures
General Program: geared toward employees and professionals at any level.
• Geared to companies hiring younger employees as knowledge workers.
• Meets employees where they are, respecting the central role digital media have played all their lives.
• Allows them to stay connected but teaches them to be the master, not the slave of their gadgets
• Motivates change rather than mandating rules that this cohort will most likely reject
• This program also helps college students succeed and thrive.
• Provides guidance for managers and CEOs for getting the highest quality work from their staff
• Helps them understand why many workers are so attached to social media and other digital distractions
• Makes clear why it’s futile to try to block access to time-wasting web applications
• Gives strategies for designing workplace policies that foster communication while permitting people to focus
• Helps reduce burnout and improve morale and retention.
Ancillary programs available:
This IS your Mind on Media (stress management)
Facebook vs Face time (interpersonal communication)