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A short attention span could be caused by a myriad of distractions at work, claims a new survey.

A short attention span could be caused by a myriad of distractions at work, claims a new survey.
A poll of more than 2,500 office staff, carried out by e-learning expert SkillSoft, reveals that one in 10 British workers are interrupted every five minutes or more.
Almost half (44%) say they’re unable to concentrate on their tasks for longer than 15 minutes without a call, email or other distraction.
However, 68% said this didn’t make it difficult to concentrate, suggesting our brains are adapting to the ‘quick burst’ style of working.
Kevin Young, UK general manager of SkillSoft, said: ”These findings could have significant implications on the way we structure our working day and the way we learn and absorb information.
”Although it seems we are able to adapt to this new working pattern, employers still need to catch up when it comes to activities such as training.
”Increasingly, businesses are replacing long classroom sessions with short chunks of bite-sized learning which fit around existing workflow – and finding this very effective in helping staff retain key information.”





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