Recent studies have revealed the productivity cost of interruptions. But as the world gets more distracting, can we truly uphold the ideal of undivided attention?
Not all disruptions are negative. Gazing out the window allows your brain to come up with new ideas or process information. Logging on to Facebook for a few minutes can give you a much-needed break so you return to work in a better, more productive mood. Instead of barring things that take your attention away from work, try creating and embracing positive interruptions.