Distractions at work lead to poor performance

A recent study by George Mason University (here) tested the effects of distractions on people producing written essays. Those who suffered distractions produced less words over the same period of time and their work was graded lower in quality. An interview with the researcher can be found here, who suggests we should actively try to minimise the opportunity for disruption to our work.

Whilst this may be unsurprising to many, do most organisations actively consider ways to minimise distractions to employees?

 

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