Why don't we pay attention anymore?
All of that data flying at you by e-mail, instant message, cell phone, voice mail and BlackBerry--it could actually be making you dumber. Dr. Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist who specializes in attention deficit disorder, has identified a related disorder he calls attention deficit trait, and he says it's reaching epidemic proportions in the corporate world. "It's the great seduction of the information age," Hallowell tells News.com's Alorie Gilbert. "You can create the illusion of doing work and of being productive and creative when you're not." Dr. Hallowell dispenses some advice worthy of your attention in
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