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The High Cost of Multitasking

THEHIGH COSTOR MULTITASKING Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the global economy an estimated $450 billion annually. • (1) In addition to "unplugging," tools like video conferencing can help people multitask less and focus more during meetings and even one-to-one conversations. THE DISTRACTION ECONOMY Temptation is a constant companion... The average person checks their phone 150 times per day.(2] We can't focus... Average time spent on a task before interruption*131... TMER 00:01:15 What was I working on? 25 It takes more than 25 MINUTES, on average, to resume a task after being interrupted.[(3] NEGATIVE IMPACTS MULTITASKERS experience a Take 50% And make up to 50% 40% DROP longer to in productivity across the board accomplish A SINGLE TASK MORE ERRORS(4] HEAVY -15 3X MORE THAN the effect of MULTITASKING can temporarily LOWER IQ smoking CANNABIS [5] UP TO 15 POINTS MULTITASKING IN MEETINGS 25 MILLION MEETINGS take place daily in America.(6) IN OUR SURVEY, AMONG INFORMATION WORKERS 92% 41% admitted they multitask during meetings admitted to doing it often or all the time[7] PEOPLE ARE MOST LIKELY TO MULTITASK DURING... [7] PHONE CONFERENCE CALLS WEB CONFERENCE CALLS IN-PERSON MEETINGS VIDEO CONFERENCES 57% 23% 16% 4% PEOPLE ARE LEAST LIKELY TO MULTITASK DURING VIDEO CONFERENCES TOP VIDEO CONFERENCING BENEFITS: Increased effectiveness/ productivity Increased E) impact of discussions Expedited 5 decision- making1ø) fuze www.fuze.com SOURCES: [1] The Effects of Multitasking on Organizations (Realization, 2013) [2] T-Mobile (2012) [3] Dr. Gloria Mark (Research, 2013) *Information professionals [4] Brain Rules, by John Medina (2008) [5] Infomania, by Dr. Glenn Wilson (University of London, 2005) [6] Meetings: Time Wasted or Well Spent? (Ayers Report, 2013) [7] Meeting Behavior Survey (SurveyMonkey, 2013) [8] The New Business Case for Video Conferencing (Wainhouse Research, 2013)

The High Cost of Multitasking

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Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the global economy an estimated $450 billion annually.

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