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CBS: Author Warns Work Interruptions Can Increase Summertime Office Stress

By on June 20, 2011No Comment

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – According to Jonathan Spira, thirty seconds of “hey, take a look at this” can mean over a minute and a half of “where was I?”

Spira, author the book “Overload: How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization,” says a little empathy goes a long way in the summer. He recommends a “less is more” approach to emails, phone calls, tweets and Facebook messages, citing research that shows recovery time from interruptions at work, the amount of time it takes to return to a previous task, can be 10 times the length of the interruption.

LISTEN: Paul Murnane reports

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