More Devices = Less Productivity
Often times, we feel the need to do more at once to get through a pile of work. However, this can mean that we are making less progress through the aforementioned pile as our brain cannot handle doing more than one task at a time.
Our brain cannot actually do multiple tasks at once and instead of doing two or three tasks at the same time, in reality, our brain is splitting its focus, our brain unable to work in harmony and lowering performance.
It’s important to factor in when putting more devices in the hands of employees working with information technology that they can suffer overload. If you’re asking an employee to do a task while being constantly ready to respond to an email, they will spend half of their time – and half of their brain power – checking for it and once an email comes in for them to respond to, it derails their entire thought process and leads to a period of non-productivity as they try to restart their work. Limiting devices can ultimately make employees more productive in IT and lead to fewer hours spent doing the same amount of work.
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