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It’s Confirmed! Study Shows Multitasking Just Doesn’t Work

multitaskingIf you’re reading this on a tablet while your mobile device is ringing and you’re secretly playing Words With Friends on your laptop, listen up.

According to a new study published in the journal Human Factors, multitasking is simply not effective. Here’s why: The average office worker is apparently interrupted six times an hour (six times!) and in turn, interruptions severely impact the ability to produce quality work. Read more

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Want to Boost Productivity? Eliminate ‘Got a Minute?’ From Vocabulary

stop wasting timeYou know the drill. You’re sitting at your desk. Immersed in thought, it’s clear you’re processing information.

And then the inevitable happens. Your boss or colleague swings by your desk with the ubiquitous question, “Got a minute?”

Just like that your productivity, not to mention thoughts, are squandered. According to a piece in Fortune, this is typical. A recent study shows 70 percent of senior managers pointing to the overwhelmed employee who has interruptions constantly throughout the day. Read more

And the Most Common Interruption at the Office is…

Co-workers! If you guessed that you get interrupted more by colleagues than any other distraction, you are correct.

They represent more distractions than emails or phone calls which are easier to ignore at your desk than a visitor, says a study from the journal Organization Studies.

Although the interruption may only last a few minutes, it certainly pecks away at your concentration. Read more

Got Distractions? New Infographic Shows Workers Get Interrupted Four Times Every Hour

The statistics are staggering. Sure, we’re pretty confident social media is not only beneficial to our work, it’s also a distraction. Thanks to Red e App’s new infographic, the numbers tell all.

In fact, employees are interrupted one time every 10.5 minutes and it will take about 23 minutes to return to an assigned task after the interruption. The average user spends 405 minutes on Facebook and 89 minutes on Twitter per month. Plus, reading and responding to e-mails on a daily basis consumes about 28 percent of an employee’s time.

Not only does it disrupt your day, it disrupts the economy as well to the tune of $650 billion lost dollars every year. Check out the infographic below!

Social Media Monster [Infographic]
Courtesy of Red e App