Summary of Singletasking
Get More Done, One Thing at a Time
Multitasking doesn’t work, but “singletasking” does.
People try to multitask to accomplish the many jobs that confront them every day. But multitasking just doesn’t work. In fact, it adds to the time it takes to complete complex tasks. You will do much better if you handle tasks sequentially, one-by-one, and not simultaneously – which is actually impossible. Multitasking is symptomatic of larger societal problems, including alienation, the devaluation of human experience and meaningless relationships according to Devora Zack, a consultant and practitioner of neurolinguistic programming. She explodes the “multitasking myth” and offers a practical alternative – “singletasking” – focusing on one chore at a time – as the way to work and live with greater efficiency and production. Zack lives the sort of frenetic life that seems to demand multitasking, but instead she singletasks successfully. If you are trying to do too much, all at once, getAbstract recommends her fresh alternative to multitasking.
In this summary, you will learn
- How multitasking dominates work and social interaction
- Why multitasking doesn’t work
- How “singletasking” can change your life
Comment on this summary
6 months agogood stuff
1 year agoThis resonates well with some of the core principles of Kanban and managing the amount of work in progress. I have shared this with my team.
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