A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts.
Offshore, upwardly mobile executives increasingly embrace ‘Deep Work’ and reduce distractions as they strive for quality outcomes and the type of successful track record that ensures progress up the corporate ladder.
In contrast, local executives often spend hours in inconclusive meetings, happily endure distraction via smart devices and seem to accept the curse of constant connectivity and 24/7 availability.
We see distraction aversion overseas versus distraction acceptance locally.
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