Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking, has been featured in an article written by Kathryn Vasel, read the article here.
Should you talk politics at work?
By Kathryn Vasel
WFH tip: Set some ground rules
Given all the demands on our schedules right now, multitasking might seem like the only way to get everything done. But you need to establish some boundaries. Here’s what Dave Crenshaw, author of the forthcoming book The Myth of Multitasking, suggested: You save time when you reduce random interruptions. So, when working from home, establish ground rules with your coworkers for your hours of availability. Also discuss expected response times for email, text messages, or any chat apps your team uses.Rather than continually juggling work and family at the same time, start with an open conversation to discuss needs and boundaries. Then create a schedule for when you’ll focus on work, and when you’ll focus on your loved ones.
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The Myth of Multitasking
How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done
Productivity and effective time management end with multitasking. The false idea that multitasking is productive has become even more prevalent and damaging to our productivity and well-being since the first edition of The Myth of Multitasking was published in 2008. In this revised and updated second edition, author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw provides a solution for the chaos of distraction that multitasking creates―and a way to combat the temptation to constantly switch between tasks.
Learn how to actually get things done. Dave Crenshaw takes the idea of multitasking as a productivity tool and smashes it to smithereens. But rather than leaving you with the burden of wading through the wreckage all by yourself, he shows you how to focus, move forward, and free up more time for what you value the most.