Social media impacting on work

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Irish companies are losing out on productivity because of a constant barrage of social media.

Research has shown it can take up to thirty minutes to return to an original task after you’ve been distracted by something like an email or a Facebook message.

International speakers at a seminar in NUI Galway today will examine how information overload is causing anxiety, depression and work-life conflict.

Lecturer of Business and Economics Dr Eoin Whelan says people are checking their mobiles up to 150 times a day.