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The greatest obstacle to critical thinking is information overload yet critical thinking is among one of the most sought after skills in the rapidly evolving market place. Actually, the World Economic Forum have ranked it as one of the top most important job skills both now and in the next decade or so. The concern is that critical thinking is becoming a harder skill to master due to the numerous information sources baying for our attention in the work place.

None is spared the allure of digression during work except by strict adherence to some personal principle or company procedure. To respond to this irritating change in the market place, transformative ideologies such as minimalism aimed at taming the negative effects on work have emerged.

Minimalism suggests getting rid of the excesses both in material as well as psychological aspects, of life, in order to focus on what is important. The basic principle has inevitably permeated work and now there is the minimalist office space. Growing up, most people have the idea that work place productivity requires an abundance of tools like brimming book shelves, file-infested work desks, a Wi-Fi router, last year’s wall calendar, photocopiers and much more.

However, too many items demanding attention is one of the reason many people lose focus, get anxious, stressed out and diminish their productivity.

Minimalism proposes removing all the unnecessary items from your office space to create room proper sustained thought processes. You don’t have to discard the materials but you can relocate them without your vicinity. This prevents random grabbing of your attention by inanimate objects hence giving you back control of your time.

Some of the most productive people, who have achieved massive result, have been known to entertain minimalist ideas at work. Most interesting is tech legend Steve Jobs viewed by many as an exemplary of focus and simplicity.

To get you thinking about it, we have compiled a few images to get you around the idea: