Tony is a Transparency Installer helping teams to understand their work and optimise for flow and fun. He recently moved from a five year journey at one of the UK’s leading Banks to an exciting mission to build something new and principled in a tier one consultancy. Just the latest step in a 20 year career focused on agile world domination. His family motto is ‘keeping the 1970’s alive’ and he enjoys nothing more than a philosophical discussion with his 12 year old about the evils of taylorism.
Based on the study lead by Gloria Mark (at the University of California, Irvine) the bad news is that on average it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain focus after switching to a new task. So now think about having not only one but multiple context switches in a work day, which is far from being unusual: the cost is just too high to ignore and yet we keep context switching, trying to multitask.