How Long It Takes to Get Back on Track After a Distraction (via Lifehacker)

August 28, 2015

I know that I am guilty of interrupting my team members with questions and unplanned discussions, but this article from Lifehacker really helped me to quantify how much impact that I have on people’s productivity when I do interrupt them

It’s important to pull yourself away from work every now and then. Breaks are one thing, but distractions are another. Breaks are focused and deliberate. Distractions catch you off guard and derail your task entirely. In fact, one study shows it takes about 25 minutes to get back into the swing of things after you’ve been interrupted.

Source: How Long It Takes to Get Back on Track After a Distraction

What do you think?  Does it take you 25 minutes to recover from an interruption?  What do you do to limit your interruptions for your team?