Why The Death Of The Office Can’t Come Too Soon

I have only a couple of things to add to this article.
1) These statistics are from the UK, so imagine how the numbers would change if the study was for America, a place I have often heard called The Nation of Workaholics.
2) How might we apply these statistics and the knowledge they give us to schools and the classrooms they contain?

Paul Taylor

“We literally followed people around all day and timed every event [that happened in the office], to the second.

That meant telephone calls, working on documents, typing e-mails, or interacting with someone.

What we found is that the average amount of time that people spent on any single event before being interrupted

was about three minutes.” – Gloria Mark, Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California

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If you are working in an office today you will be interrupted – or you will interrupt yourself – every 3 minutes.

And what’s worse is it will take many of you up to 23 minutes to recover from that distraction.

If your boss lets you – go home. It’s the most productive decision you’ll make this year.

Here are four reasons why the office should have died by now:

  1. UK workers spend a year of their lives in meetings…

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