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The High Cost of Multitasking (Infographic)

Yes it's tempting. But multitasking is probably more trouble that it's worth.
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You've probably seen the negative side-effects of multitasking--like decreased efficiency and more errors--first hand. Recently, researchers have quantified some of those effects. They found that most professionals only spend an average of one minute and fifteen seconds on a task before some kind of interruption. And after an interruption, it can take up to 25 minutes to resume the task. 

In this infographic, Visual.ly and online meeting company Fuze depict several more of the downsides of multitasking. 

The High Cost of Multitasking
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Last updated: Jun 27, 2014

LAURA MONTINI | Staff Writer

Laura Montini is a reporter at Inc. She previously covered health care technology for Health 2.0 News and has served as an associate editor at The Health Care Blog. She lives in San Francisco.




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