Anne-Laure Sellier, Darren W. Dahl
Kevin J. Eschleman, Jamie Madsen, Gene Alarcon, Alex Barelka
This study found that those who engage in a creative hobby performed 15-30% better at work.
The University of Texas at Austin
Research suggests that phones in close proximity impede cognitive functioning… even when they are turned off.
The average internet user now spends almost 7 hours per day using the internet across all devices. This equates to more than 48 hours per week online, which is two days out of a seven-day week.
Josephine B. Schmitt, Christina A Debbelt, Frank M. Schneider
This research shows how sorting through the immense amount of information online can lead to digital overload.
Gloria Mark, Daniela Gudith, Ulrich Klocke
This study found that constant interruptions in the workplace prompt us to work faster to compensate for the time we know we’d be losing otherwise. However, it leads to emotional distress.
Gloria Mark, Shamsi Iqbal, Mary Czerwinski, Paul Johns, Akane Sano
This study found that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working in front of their computer.
Piers Steel, Frode Svartdal, Tomas Thundiyil, and Thomas Brothen
This study found that one byproduct of procrastination involves choosing shallow, immediate options over more satisfying ventures that require more effort.
Peter M. Gollwitzer, Paschal Sheeran
This study found that only 37% of participants who formed goal intentions were successful at accomplishing tasks because many others may fail to seize suitable opportunities to act.
Pam A. Mueller, Daniel M. Oppenheimer
This study suggests that when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may impair learning because their use results in shallower processing.
Giorgia Bondanini, Gabriele Giorgi, Antonio Ariza-Montes, Alejandro Vega-Muñoz, Paola Andreucci-Annunziata
This study suggests that employees may become overloaded by accessing and mentally processing information related to both work and personal life during work hours.
This survey found that over half of participants reported high levels of work overload and stress, much of it associated with spending so much time – a full one-third of their time at the office – reading and answering emails. 30% of the time, the emails are neither urgent nor important.