Deep work is becoming rare by the day
Deep work is scarce. Why?
Well, shallow work is a lot easier, and the business is spurring it. Even large conglomerates are not left out. Facebook, for instance, wants to launch the most extensive open floor plan in the world. More than three thousand employees will be working on movable furniture spread in an over 10-acre expanse of office space.
This stimulates constant connectivity and fast response times, encouraging employees to choose the path of least resistance. This is a shallow work-induced environment, where the employees work in a superficial manner.
The principles of least resistance state that employees will always choose shortcuts if spared clear feedback on the effect of different behaviors reduced to the ultimate point.
It is hard to engage in deep work, while in the absence of clear goals, most employees arm themselves with self-preserving shallow work.
Now that you have read about the importance of deep work, the dearth of this reality portends bad news for businesses today. They will miss out on a concrete way to optimize production. On the other hand, this is good news for you as an individual. The lack of deep work uncovers a great personal advantage.
If this trend continues, deep work will keep increasing in value; therefore, you can use the information in this book to develop your ability to perform deep work and reap bountiful rewards.