Multi-tasking

At Productivity 501, A Time Expert’s Perspective discusses an interview with John Robinson in the Mar/Apr issue of the Futurist magazine. He makes the point that the current level of multi-tasking that now takes place makes it more difficult to chart time use.

Another article about multi-tasking in this New York Times article describes findings from several research reports, some recently published and others not yet published. Ironically, while technology contributes to information overload, it also provides tools to handle it when used wisely. Learn to manage the tools rather than letting them manage you.

Update: More about multi-tasking from The Daily Saint and the Instigator Blog

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2 comments on “Multi-tasking
  1. Mark Shead says:

    That NYT article was pretty interesting. I’ve always felt that the fewer things I try to do, the more I can accomplish because I don’t have to spend time jumping between tasks and refocusing.

  2. dailyplanit says:

    It’s sure a challenge to be aware of distractions. Trying to juggle more than one thing at a time divides our attention and decreases our ability to focus. I find listening to classical music helps me focus when I want to concentrate on a task.

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