We seem to have lost the ability to focus on one thing at a time and give it our undivided attention. Mindfulness is key to allowing you to absorb yourself in what you are doing.
This is true in the workplace as well as in your personal life particularly as we have become victim to the instant availability syndrome.
I will leave you with a great article from Martyn Newman PhD: The 5 Keys to Boosting Mindfulness in the Workplace – Martyn Newman PhD
Here is also a truly insightful TED from Shauna Shapiro: