We’re all so used to multi-tasking these days that we barely think twice about what a little interruption might cost. But numerous studies have shown just how much impact those seemingly insignificant lost minutes can have on productivity and operational costs once you add them up.
Studies by research firm Basex show that workers lose a significant amount of time to interruptions and the time it then takes to refocus on work after that interruption. Such interruptions waste 28% of the workday on average.
Therein lies a huge opportunity to recover more productive time. Let's assume the average time impact of a typical office interruption – which includes the interruption itself as well as the recovery time to refocus on what you were doing – is about 15 minutes. Some studies suggests that the average worker is interrupted 10-15 times per day. Assume for now 10 of those are unwanted physical interruptions. We believe a simple tool like CubeGuard could easily cut those interruptions by up to 50%. For a 100-person company paying its knowledge workers, say, $60,000 per year, that translates to a productivity savings of about $937.5K per year. Cost to equip everyone at the company with CubeGuard? Less than $2,000. That’s a Return On Investment (ROI) of 46,798%, or break-even in less than a day!
We know, it’s hard to believe. Go ahead and make changes, be conservative with the numbers, and the return on investment is still amazing. If you’re ready to realize these benefits or just have questions, please contact our Corporate Sales team today.