The average knowledge worker spends 30% of his time on email

  • According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute presented in Article - The social economy.. Unlocking value and productivity through social technologiesArticle - The social economy.. Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies

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    author: McKinsey Global Institute
    title: The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies
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    , the average knowledge worker spends 30% of his time on email and 60% of his time using electronic communications in total.
  • Cal Newport argues in Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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    author: Cal Newport
    title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world




    that this interrupts necessary Deep WorkDeep Work
    Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

    The entirety of [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Foc...
    flows and thereby reduces productivity (although the article itself claims this trend leads to an increase in productivity)
  • Newport even talks about a study by Gloria Mark, how interconnectivity significantly delays the time for task completion, which can be linked to Task switching makes multitasking more expensive than the sum of its partsTask switching makes multitasking more expensive than the sum of its parts
    As Cal Newport reports in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]], task switching leaves a residue of attention at our last task, costing more attention as a result...
  • Superhuman (an email client build on efficiency) uses this fact to justify steep subscription fees for something as simple as a mail client.
  • Tim Ferris Book - The 4 Hour Work WeekBook - The 4 Hour Work Week

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    author: Timothy Ferriss
    title: The 4 Hour Work WEEK - Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.




    also recommends Checking emails only twice a day is an easy way to improve productivityChecking emails only twice a day is an easy way to improve productivity

    This is especially true for most office jobs, but even as an entrepreneur, reducing the number of times you are distracted by email and texts is an incredibly effective way to boost your product...
    , as the distractions introduced by email hurt productivity overall.