Context Switching and what usually happens:
"The concept of context-switching is often applied to software, but it also pertains to human productivity.
”From a human workforce perspective, context switching is the process of stopping work in one project and picking it back up after performing a different task on a different project,” explains Todd Waits on the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute blog. “Just like computing systems, human team members often incur overhead when context switching between multiple projects.”
- Research shows it can take up to 9.5 minutes to get back into a workflow after switching between digital apps.
- Nearly half of workers report that context switching is a drain on their productivity.
- Context switching may have the biggest impact when you’re switching between tasks and topics multiple times over a single day.