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Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mar 29, 2017

Nearly 90 percent of employees say they check social media at work. Some admit to doing so excessively, according to a national survey by Chicago-based ComPsych, a major provider of employee assistance programs. When scrolling through social media feeds becomes so frequent that it starts interfering with work, the activity may have reached the point of “digital distraction,” ComPsych says.

Digital distraction has increasingly become a workplace issue, sparking ComPsych to offer a workshop in “digital mindfulness” showing employees how not to be consumed by the omnipresent social media.

People are afraid to disconnect from social media for fear of missing out. At the same time they could become overwhelmed by it because they are bombarded with so many choices. The workshop focuses on teaching people how to both prioritize and simplify their social media usage.

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