We’ve all heard it before — the joys and benefits of multi-tasking. However, what most people don’t know is that multi-tasking can actually have a negative affect on your business and your personal performance as well. While you may be able to get a few things done at the same time, they definitely will not be at the same level of quality.
Research has shown that multi-tasking makes everyone less effective, causes more mistakes, stress and even increases overall costs across the global economy by over $450 billion annually!
In the “The Hight Cost of MultiTasking” infographic below, we are going to break down the valuable data from these studies, while also showing multi-taskers how to get the most out of their efforts.
The High Costs of Multitasking in Business Infographic Summary
Improve your productivity by implementing the following “multi-tasking” tips into your daily life and workplace.
- The average person checks their phone 150 times per day
- The average time spent on a task before interruption is just one minute and fifteen seconds
- It takes more than 25 minutes on average to resume a task after bring interrupted
- Multi-taskers experience a 40% drop in productivity across the board and also take 50% longer to accomplish a single task
- Heavy multi-tasking can temporarily lower IQ by up to 15 points, which is three times more than the effect of smoking cannabis
- 25 million meetings take place in America every single day — thus leading to a huge loss of work due to distractions and multitasking different tasks
- Increase effectiveness, productivity and the impact of your discussions by using video conferencing
Infographic source: Fuze