Over the last years, work has become a mess. Messing with our lives and health.
The Productivity nightmare
Around the world, people are realizing their working lives have become exhausting and unproductive.
We wake up, write emails, sit in meetings, and switch between a dozen or more apps all day, but somehow it never feels like the work is getting done.
Over the last two decades, we’ve taken huge technological strides that should have made work easier.
Accelerating technologies were supposed to make us more productive — but the reality is quite different. Since 2009, productivity growth has almost flattened—a stark contrast to the exponential advances in technology and the tools we work with.
With the benefit of powerful technology at work, you’d expect a surge in productivity. It hasn’t happened. Not only has productivity growth failed to accelerate, but it’s also actually fallen below the steady growth rate it had before the latest technology boom.
What happened? The Complexity boom!
The workplace of the year 2000 was, technologically speaking, a very different world.
Mobile internet was still two years away. Smartphones and the cloud as we know it were still pipe dreams.
As computers and mobile devices evolved, so did the application landscape. Suddenly, there was an app for everything—and our devices grew cluttered and noisy.
Since each app is a new interface we need to pay attention to, over time our work lives have gotten increasingly chaotic. Our devices ding with unread messages and flash with red notifications.
New workplace tech promised a hyperconnected world of productivity and efficiency.
In reality, we’ve traded a relatively focused, 8-hour workday for a never-ending blitz of distractions and interruptions.
Our attention has become fractured into bite-sized chunks of work that feel productive but accomplish little. With workdays spent bouncing between apps, little of our time is spent on focused work.
As it’s become more difficult to get the important things done, we’ve begun working more during nights and weekends to catch up.
Unfortunately, we moved from the WORK focus to the FOMO nightmare. REAL-TIME is a mistake.
Work is spread across a growing number of isolated channels, making us disorganized and overwhelmed.
It is time to take back our TIME.
A smart workplace should help me focus on the most important things, eliminating unnecessary noise and real-time notifications.
Octonius has a deep vision: we strive to take you away from real-time tools and help you work at your own pace, in a natural way.
Applications, messages, and people all demand attention, pulling our minds in a hundred directions at once and making it impossible to focus on what’s important. This is why the DEEP WORK concept is very important for us.
Using Octonius, you will have all your necessary tools in one place, your team, your work, and your information. But without real-time notifications, without dings and dongs to distract you from the real work.
We need to rethink how we work, starting with smart technology to help quiet the chaos and restore focus.
Our tools need to work for us, and not the other way around, so we can turn back the clock on the 24-hour workday and make work sane again.
Team Octonius has a plan to fix this.
Let’s talk about changing your workplace experience.