VIDEO: Why you can’t work at work

Jason Fried reminds us how much our workplaces are optimised for interruptions.

Consider these numbers – According to Gloria Mark, the average knowledge worker switches tasks every three minutes, and, once distracted, a worker takes nearly a half-hour to resume the original task. And according to Basex, interruptions and the requisite recovery time now consume 28 percent of a worker’s day.

How are you coping?

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  1. […] Now Watching 37Signals co-founder Jason Fried talks about the modern workplace and how it is optimized for interruptions. Watch the video and then have a think why your employees may be disengaged. Hat Tip: Phillip Tusing from Destination Talent. […]

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