Notifications can have a huge impact on your team's productivity. While technology is amazing and notifications can be used to improve communication, they can also kill workplace momentum and make your office a less efficient machine. By identifying problematic notifications and eliminating them at the source, you can streamline your entire operation.
When it comes down to it, effective workplace management is about eliminating unnecessary components in order to maximize the "flow". This elusive concept was identified by a psychologist in 1975 as a way to define that deep sense of immersion and focus that acts as a precursor to "getting stuff done". When you lose interest in the rest of the world, you're more likely to perform well with the job at hand.