There are a lot of reasons why people feel burnt out at work right now. You might not know about the Alt-Tab option.
Workers were toggling between different websites and apps up to 1,200 times a day, according to a study published in August.
It took employees four hours a week to reorient themselves after toggling to a new application. Over the course of a year, that adds up to five working weeks, or 9% of their annual time at work.
That "to taxggling" may be making employees decide to quit.
Okta said its clients used 89 apps last year, up from 58 in 2015. The average number of apps a large company deals with is 187. According to a survey by WalkMe, nearly 30% of these apps are duplicative.
The toggling tax contributes to employee burn out. In the past year, WalkMe's big companies have seen an average of 76 employees leave due to technology frustration.
The figure is indicative of the growth of digital in the corporate world.
The Software as a Service (Saas) market has seen investors put a record $90 billion into promising startups due to the switch to home working. Microsoft Teams was one of the communication apps that companies used.
Rohan Narayana Murty, founder and chief technology officer at machine learning company Soroco and co-author of the Harvard Business Review study, said in an interview that the value of different apps might be more important than the admin.
How we work is something that distracts us. We switch between different applications all day.
An HR manager inquired if there was an app to address the fatigue their employees were feeling from operating all these apps, according to a report.
She said that technology has gone from being a good thing to being a bad one.