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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Power of Focus

This from Management-Issues:

A study by Time Magazine indicates that everyday interruptions cost Western economies billions of dollars in lost productivity, with the average worker interrupted by an email, phone call or simple tap on the shoulder every 11 minutes.

Two other disturbing facts from the study:

  • Interruptions now took up an average of 2.1 hours of every working day, or 28 per cent of the average person's nine-to-five schedule, including the time to recover your train of thought following an interruption.
  • It takes an average of 25 minutes to return to a task after being disturbed, according to the magazine.

BOTTOMLINE: Focus.........Focus..........Focus........

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