Why Multitasking Decreases Productivity
Multitasking is a common part of the workplace however, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the global economy an estimated $450 billion annually.
Workers check their phone 150 times a day on average.
Average time spent on a task before interruption: 1.3 min.
It takes 25 minutes to regain focus on a mental task after a distraction.
Multitaskers have a 40% decrease in productivity, make 50% more errors and have a 40% decrease in productivity.
Multitasking can temporarily lower your IQ 15 points.
90% of people admit they multitask during meetings.