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Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace

Today, as our workloads expand, employees’ attention has never been more valuable, or more difficult to keep.

By Curt Steinhorst, with Jonathan McKee

Due to be published December 2017 by Wiley
£20.99/ US$25.00/ EUR 22.80

Hardcover and e-book

ISBN: 9781119390466

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:14 pm EST

Can I Have your Attention? shows business leaders how to cut through the noise to get their employees away from the many distracting temptations every day, and back to work.

The book is written for anyone who knows that they, their employees, or their organisation can be more productive but aren't sure how to get there. In it, Curt Steinhorst and Jonathan McKee drill down into the the nature of distraction in our constantly connected workplace. They reveal the hidden costs, and outline the strategies and systems needed to tackle the problem head on.

Discussing the possibilities and limitations of our brain's ability to focus, the authors explore our love-hate relationship with technology and explain how it can actually help promote focus. They also look at the shortcomings of digital communication and remind readers of when connecting face-to-face can be more beneficial.

Containing a practical approach to the unique demands of today's workforce, readers of Can I Have Your Attention? will learn how to:

  • take back control of the technology in their organisation and life
  • establish a “Communication Compact”, defining how, when, and why a team will communicate with each other
  • create a "Vault" – a place to increase productivity, decrease stress, and boost creativity
  • implement a comprehensive organisational strategy to increase focus and overcome digital distraction

The smartphone isn't going away but Can I Have Your Attention? will help readers learn simple rules and guidelines that will improve focus and create the mental space needed to enable employees to work to their full potential. 

Can I Have Your Attention? will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold.


About the authors

CURT STEINHORST is a speaker, business owner, entrepreneur, and founder of FocusWise. He equips professionals across the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly-connected age. Steinhorst is a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction and a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics. He is also the founder of a communications consultancy called Promentum Group.

JONATHAN MCKEE is an expert on youth culture and Millennials, and the author of over twenty books.

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