I’ve sat here all morning trying to come up with a compelling idea for a blog post. I’ve browsed the marketing and advertising magazines’ websites, I’ve looked at online news sources, I’ve even checked Facebook for trending topics. And I’ve gotten distracted.
“Oh, there’s an adorable puppy in Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad this year. Can’t wait to see that!”
“Bill Nye the Science Guy is still as awesome as he was when I was 10.”
“Yikes, that’s a huge storm heading to the East Coast. Ha, our high is 68 on Wednesday. Oh, what a cute profile picture; she looks great! Facial yoga? WTF is facial yoga?”
Soon, I’ve been sucked into the internet’s black hole and have to remind myself that I am, in fact, at work and was in the middle of doing research for, ya know, my job.
Workplace distractions are plentiful, especially when we all have constant access to the diversion machines known as computers, tablets and smartphones. While these devices are a necessary evil, they’re not the only problems preventing workers from doing their jobs.