Focus Phase Research
Welcome to the HPR research library, where we are in the process of compiling peer-reviewed research studies and articles supporting the ‘Focus’ phase of our High Performance Routine.
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“It’s not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours.”
~ Sam Ewing
Research states that social media usage negatively affects task performance and negatively affects happiness.
Blocking online distractions can improve focus and productivity.
Light physical activity before the end of the workday is related to increased work focus.
Meditation changes the way the brain works.
This research found that even small doses of daily meditation can improve focus and performance.
This research suggests that employees — from IT professionals to health care providers are interrupted from their work every 6 – 12 minutes.
Studies consistently show that multitasking is inefficient.
Shifting between tasks can cost you up to 40% of productive time.
A University of California study found that after each interruption it takes over 23 minutes to refocus.
Chronic multitaskers perform worse on core multitasking skills: memory management, cognitive filtering and task switching, likely due to their inability to filter irrelevant stimuli.
Interruptions are a fact of organizational life and endlessly fragment our time and thus our attention. Our brains find it difficult to switch attention between tasks…