Would you be surprised to know that interruptions cost business
$650 billion dollars a year.
“A typical information worker who sits at a computer all day turns to his e-mail program more than 50 times and uses instant messaging 77 times… data from 40,000 people who have tracking software on their computers, found that on average the worker also stops at 40 Web sites over the course of the day…”
Would you be more surprised to know that was in 2008?
650 billion dollars in lost productivity.
And that was before smartphones, texting, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Angry Birds, Candy Crush, etc., etc. (These days bosses are worse.)
Can you imagine the cost in 2014?