Chatting productivity, work/life balance and happiness

20 Nov November

The triple overload of knowledge work

Graham talks to Beat Buhlmann, General Manager of Evernote in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Evernote has more than 200 million users worldwide, and employs around 350 people. They discuss virtual teams, collaboration, digital communication hygiene and the power of small wins.

Tip from Beat: When writing a difficult email, leave the email address until the very end, so you don't send it by accident or in frustration.

Beat Buhlmann's "triple overload" (data, communication and cognitive), in numbers:

  • The data we produce doubles every 14 months
  • The average knowledge worker spends 2 hours a day searching for information
  • A knowledge worker spends, on average, 80% of time in the inbox
  • Every 3-5 minutes, an average knowledge worker gets interrupted
  • It takes 10-15 minutes to get attention back after being interrupted

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Graham Allcott is the founder of time management training company Think Productive.

This podcast is produced by Bloomsbury Digital.