5 minutes. That’s the average time it takes to handle a single interruption.
Whether it’s a high priority email that just slid into your inbox or a text from your mother-in-law, managers are constantly bombarded with interruptions. In the moment, it’s easy to say, “Let me handle this real quick.”
But if the average worker faces 50-60 interruptions a day, suddenly more than 4 hours of your day are spent “handling [those interruptions] real quick.”
Looks like we’ve got a Time Thief on our hands.
In this video clip, we show how managers can reclaim their day from those pesky time thieves: