You may have seen some of my blogs on the importance of Focus, both here on The Busy Fool and on Ecademy . One reason why I believe focus is essential to business success is the time lost to what software architects call “context-switching”. In a software context (excuse the pun!), that means reallocating the computer’s internal resources to a new task, which takes time. Excessive context-switching can dramatically reduce how fast a programme runs. And it’s the same with people – refocusing internal resources on a new task takes time.
I’ve been looking into how long it actually takes to refocus after an interuption, and there seem to be a variety of opinions:
So I’d like to do my own research, and it would be a great help if you’d take a minute or less to complete the survey – just click on the Fool to take the survey