Introduction

As I’m writing this introduction, a quick check finds 27 devices wirelessly connected to the Internet on my home office network, streaming information in and out, eroding the boundaries of work and whatever it is we do when we are not working. I find myself constantly sampling, analyzing, and prioritizing information, and I’m not alone. According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report, today’s hyper-connected employees are increasingly overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. They work from multiple locations and restructure their work to meet their lifestyle needs—and they are increasingly likely to be contract or ...

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