This morning I got up at 6:00 a.m., got a cup of coffee and went directly to the computer, where I planned to write a short chapter for an e-book about vacationing in Italy. The screen opened to the Internet sites that I had left last night before leaving to teach my management class. One of those was magazines.com, where I had intended, and now began to complete, a subscription request for Money magazine and New Yorker. While doing so I clicked on the New Yorker Web site and noticed an article entitled, “How Paul Krugman found politics.” I clicked on it and began reading. He was being interviewed at his condo in St. Croix. Hmm. I googled St. Croix and “surfed” there for a while. By now, 35 minutes had passed and I had not written one word about Italy.
So my thought for day is about distractions. Distractions can be time-wasting or they can be useful. How can you and your organization use distractions in a positive way? And how can your customers’ and clients’ distractions be useful to you?
Now back to that Italy book.