Are workplace tools making decision fatigue worse?

A doctor begins her day with a series of challenging patients. The first few have a mix of contradictory symptoms. Another hasn’t been responding to treatment. As the day wears on, the doctor begins to default to safer, easier solutions—perhaps without even noticing it.

Every time you get an alert, you make a micro-decision: read or ignore, act or delay, stay focused or shift your attention.

Instead of having all these tools fight for your attention, they can come and go gracefully, when you need them or when they’re relevant.