How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking
What's the harm in sending an email during a meeting or doing several things at once? A drastic loss in productivity. In this article from Harvard Business Review, Peter Bregman compiles the research behind why you should make an effort to reduce multitasking and what you can do instead.
During a conference call with the executive committee of a nonprofit board on which I sit, I decided to send an email to a client. I know, I know. You'd think I'd have learned. Last week I wrote about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. Multitasking is dangerous.