Workers' inability to focus costs U.S. businesses $650 billion each year in lost productivity.
Since the advent of smartphones, Americans' ability to maintain concentration has been reduced by 30%.
The average person has an attention span of 8 seconds. Goldfish, in comparison, have an attention span of 9 seconds.
The average worker is interrupted every 3 minutes and it takes over 23 minutes to return to the original task.
One study showed that an 8 week mindfulness course increased concentration levels 20%
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
- Alexander Graham Bell