Sep 1

Facts and Studies about asynchronous work

A list with studies and resources updated regulary.

Problems with Synchronous Work

"In fact, people who try to juggle messages and work see an IQ decline of 10 points — equivalent to missing a night of sleep and more than twice the drop after smoking pot."

According to Harvard Business Review, most of us spend a full 80% of our time communicating with colleagues in the form of planned or spontaneous meetings, emails, chats, and video or phone calls.

The Cost of Task Switching: Switching every ten minutes

It takes 25 to 30 Minutes to find a date for a business meeting with 6-8 participants.

"The more time in email and face-fo-face interaction, and the more total screen switches, the less productive people feel at the day's end."


Non-verbal communication is not as important as many think
Many claim that 80 to 90 percent of communication is nonverbal.
This statistical finding only applies to cases where one's verbal and nonverbal gestures are incongruent.

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What is async work?
Let's define asynchronous work and compare it to synchronous work. 
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