From Unclut­terer: Would you be surprised to learn that when you are distracted while working, you can make mistakes when you get back to your intended task? The results of a study by the Journal of Exper­i­mental Psychology found that you also have a greater chance of “resuming at a different point in [your] train of thought” then if you had not been inter­rupted. Perhaps the most telling thing the researchers discov­ered is that even quick inter­rup­tions of less than three seconds made partic­i­pants more likely to make a mistake. · Go to Five ways to success­fully manage inter­rup­tions at work →