Distraction Calculator

 - Distraction Calculator

How good are you at doing Deep Work?

Inspired by the work of Cal Newport and his book Deep Work, this calculator looks at our ability to focus on cognitively demanding work as opposed to shallow work. Shallow work consists of workday activities that lack cognitive demand. Shallow work is easy to replicate, whereas deep work creates new value, improves your skills, and is difficult to reproduce.

"The key to developing a deep work habit is to move beyond good intentions and add routines and rituals to your working life designed to minimize the amount of your limited willpower necessary to transition into and maintain a state of unbroken concentration." - Cal Newport

FYI: The calculator is being updated. Check back in October '22 for an update. 

Distraction Calculator

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In general, how many hours do you tend to work each week. This isn't just "productive time" this is in theory when you "clock in and clock out" of work.

Look at your calendar for the last full week or work. Tally up all the hours you were scheduled in team meetings or appointments with customers.

This calculator will score you on your ability to do deep work by measuring your distractions and the space available to you to do the deep work. 

Results are show at the end of the calculation.