Attention Management

The End of Widget-Based Performance

Many modern measures of employee performance are actually based upon antiquated ideas and techniques. Looking at output in terms of widgets produced is fine in an industrial economy, but this fails (miserably) for the information economy.

We've all heard of time management, but what about attention management? The efficient use of one's time is certainly important, but what does it really mean?

Unfortunately, the concept of time management has imposed upon the more important aspects of attention management -- which may be summarized as the definition of, and focus on, specific and meaningful objectives.

If you've tried to improve productivity and failed: You need attention management.

About the Course

This brief course takes a look at how attention management surpasses time management as a tool for increasing productivity while reducing stress.

Time management fallacies are revealed and the aspects of the "knowledge economy" are explored.

Practical techniques for defining and tracking what needs to be done are provided to enable the learner to immediately apply time-saving and productivity-boosting practices that will help improve every day work life today.

Learning Objectives

Learners will gain an understanding of:

  • Time versus attention.
  • How to define intent and better prioritize work.
  • How to engage in simple project review.


This self-paced course is delivered online and takes about an hour to complete.


The audience may be:

  • Anyone assigned knowledge-based duties.
  • Those interested in reducing overwhelm.
  • Productivity hounds that would like a new tool in their belt.


Our instructors have successful track records as IT professionals and bring that acumen into the classroom. Utilizing the highest quality content, our trainers blend their real-life experiences into lively classroom discussion.


  • Category: Productivity
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Price: Free (Non-Member)
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