Various information, data, articles, academic papers,…
If you’re on this page it’s certainly out of curiosity or to check what we state on our site. Here is a list of our references, sorted according to where you found the information you want to check.
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- 28% of work time is lost because of interruptions – J Spira & J Feintuch, 2005 – this study was done in 2005, it is therefore likely that a similar study would find a higher result today (with, among other things, higher use of open office arrangements, social networks or digital work tools).
- 3 minutes on average before knowledge workers switch from one task to another – study of multitasking in knowledge work, G Mark & V Gonzalez, 2004
- 30% of interruptions can be reduced with awareness and better practices – Solingen et al., 1998
- Taking breaks at work brings many benefits such as improved productivity, creativity, decision making, motivation … This article summarises some of them.
- On the link between lack of digital disconnection and burnout – see pages 46/103 (or 55/112) Alison Loreg, 2020
- Study on the impacts of the out-of-hours email availability expectations – Blekin et al., 2020 (paywalled) – a main idea being that the expectation of availability alone reduces recovery and increases stress, independently of the time actually spent replying to messages.
Digital disconnection article : Harvard and the BCG
- Our article is a summary, it outlines some of the points that interest us most in this Harvard Business Review article: Making Time Off Predictable – And Required. The study was conducted by professors Leslie Perlow and Jessica Porter of Harvard’s business school (to this day J. Porter doesn’t seem to teach there anymore).
- In that summary we make a link with Google’s observation about the 5 traits that make successful teams. Here, the trait that interested us most in the article is that of psychological safety.