HOW TECHNOLOGY AFFECTS PRODUCTIVITY
The average knowledge worker checks their email or IM every six minutes
31% of employees said they waste roughly an hour a day
It takes over 23 minutes to regain focus after you check your phone at work
Roughly 13% of total productivity is said to be lost due to social media overuse
If Facebook users spent their time working for minimum wage instead of liking and poking each other, each would pull in about $880 a year.
A measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory, system, etc., in converting inputs into useful outputs. Productivity is computed by dividing average output per period by the total costs incurred or resources (capital, energy, material, personnel) consumed in that period. Productivity is a critical determinant of cost efficiency.
Logging on to social media costs the U.S. economy $650 billion! That’s $4500 per worker each year!
REARRANGE YOUR APPS
Sort your apps into three categories: Primary tools, aspirations, and slot machines. Primary tools help you accomplish tasks like getting a ride and finding a location. Aspirations are what you want to spend time doing like reading or listening to podcasts. Slot machines are the apps you get lost in like email and social media.
SLOW DOWN EMAIL PING PONG
Delay responses to emails, use apps to delay the sending of your emails. Before sending, ask yourself when’s the latest this person needs a reply?