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.

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