The mounting body of research on technology and personal productivity has shown that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working at their computer. In short, we can’t work for even a single minute before we drift off to look at something else. Of course it’s som...
Although we live in times of endless technological distraction, American workers still say that old-fashioned office gossip is more distracting and annoying than email, phone calls and weird computer or smartphone noises. In a recent survey by consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison, 46% of employees ...