WSJ: The Biggest Office Interruptions Are… Your OFFICE MATES
Did you know that it takes 15-30 minutes to dig back to that deeply focused zone after an interruption… This means you are losing serious productivity!
And even a 2-second disruption can lead to a doubling of errors. By SUE SHELLENBARGER
The big push in office design is forcing co-workers to interact more. Cubicle walls are lower, office doors are no more and communal cafes and snack bars abound.
Like most grand social experiments, though, open-plan offices bring an unintended downside: pesky, productivity-sapping interruptions.
The most common disruptions come from co-workers, as tempting as it is to blame email or instant messaging. Face-to-face…
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