“We literally followed people around all day and timed every event [that happened in the office], to the second.
That meant telephone calls, working on documents, typing e-mails, or interacting with someone.
What we found is that the average amount of time that people spent on any single event before being interrupted
was about three minutes.” – Gloria Mark, Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California
If you are working in an office today you will be interrupted – or you will interrupt yourself – every 3 minutes.
And what’s worse is it will take many of you up to 23 minutes to recover from that distraction.
If your boss lets you – go home. It’s the most productive decision you’ll make this year.
Here are four reasons why the office should have died by now:
- UK workers spend a year of their lives in meetings…