Something for you to think about over the weekend. David Sengupta at Ferris Research had this to say about the problems of Attention Deficit Trait (ADT) – symptoms of ADD brought on by an "interrupt-driven lifestyle":
"Consider some hypothetical calculations (plug in whatever numbers make sense in your company):
- 1/2 hour per day wasted productivity per employee
- Assume an 8-hour working day — that’s 1/16 lost productivity
- So for every $100,000 individual on email, you’ve lost $6,250 per year
Whatever way you slice the numbers, this is a big cost."
I think that most of his assumptions are conservative, but you get the idea. Check out our savings calculator to run some numbers for your team or company.
BTW – I started to take the ADD self assessment test that he links to, but I got distracted…