Helping people work SMARTER not HARDER with Technology
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
An article from the Vancouver Sun in Canada talks about how digital distractions in the workplace are costing billions in lost productivity.
The article says:
U.S. researchers estimate the average worker now glances at his or her email inbox 30 to 40 times an hour
We change our activities every three minutes, and toggle through an average of 37 screens every hour.
By some estimates, workers also are interrupted, usually by email or a phone call, about 11 times an hour. Our recovery time from each interruption is 10 to 20 times longer than the interruption.
A staggering $600 billion to $900 billion a year (depending on the study) in lost productivity in the U.S. alone.
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