Employees have never had a harder time staying focused on the task at hand.  Distractions have become so prevalent that today only 45% of employees' time goes to primary job duties.  The average employee wastes more than 8 hours of each workweek, and more than half of that time takes place on a mobile device.  All this multitasking and that pile of read-but-not-responded-to emails cause employees significant stress. Unfortunately, two out of three workers say their employer is doing nothing to help them cope with stress, leading 42% of employees to report having left a position because of work-related stress.  Recently, the CDC identified stress as the number one workforce health issue. Fortunately, a growing body of research on our connected lives offers fresh insights on how to live productive, calm lives.  Digital Detangler combines expertise in education, software, and corporate strategy to bring cutting-edge, actionable information to people and organizations.  From diagnostic services to hands-on workshops to speaking engagements, Pete Dunlap teaches the skills needed to thrive in today's information-rich landscape. Find more info about Pete Dunlap at

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The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

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