Interruptions!

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:
4-5 minutes
6-20 minutes
15 minutes
15 minutes
25 minutes
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

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About Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw
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Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw