Roger Lewis


In an age of information overwhelm, control of attention is the ultimate individual power, the ability to focus on the one key thing that for the moment transcends all others in importance and relevance. The skill most needed in busy organisations is not more time management, but much better attention management.

Organisations are complex systems that require constant communication to function. Yet as they grow, attention is increasingly distracted by face-to-face interruptions. The real challenge is to differentiate between necessary interactions and unnecessary interruptions.

The best attention management tools will help to keep communication lines open and yet permit individuals the degree of focus they need to accomplish better results in less time.

This workshop shows how to create strong attention routines, why directing clear communication lines protects individual attention from unnecessary disruption, and why batch processing and work bursts are crucial tools to reduce productivity loss caused by attention switching.

Learning Outcomes

Participation in this workshop will enable you to:

  • set strong personal attention routines for daily focus
  • utilise the power of Next Actions to focus attention correctly on true priorities
  • manage excellent communications without disrupting attention
  • apply batch processing and work bursts as key tools to minimise attention switching.


  • Creating strong attention routines
  • Focusing on Next Actions
  • Directing good communication lines
  • Minimising attention switching

I can get so much more done in a day, and feel much more satisfied about the work I do. I can also sleep through the night - less stressed. 

More appropriate handling of interruptions is having a positive effect in the team. Attention bookmarking is allowing me to pick back up tasks more quickly.

Batch processing has been very effective for me. It allows me to mix up my day better - having periods of intense concentration, but following these with a batch of what I call 'grunt work'. It's a lot more sustainable to work in this way.

Want to know more about this workshop? Let's chat.

  • You'll tell us about your business, your specific needs and the business results you hope to achieve.
  • We'll talk about how we can tailor this workshop content to meet your needs.
  • You can tell us about the delivery mode that will best suit your people.
  • We'll explain how we'll support your people to turn their learning into action.

So let's organise a chat. We just need a few details and we'll be in touch.