The ability to efficiently multi-task has been the holy grail for many overworked employees. The logic is that they can double their productivity (not just enhance it!) if only they can learn how to do two (or more!) tasks at the same time! Organizational leaders encourage this behavior by believing that multi-tasking will save … Continue reading Single-Tasking’s Simplicity Beats Multi-Tasking’s Complexity
Have We Lost the Ability to Say “NO” at Work? (By Dr. Geri Puleo). Why saying "no" can benefit employees and organizations. http://wp.me/p2fzap-7g
Paradigm Shifter #35: Single-tasking is better than multi-tasking (By Dr. Geri Puleo). http://wp.me/p2fzap-7d
Fear, Change, and Life-Long Learning (by Dr. Geri Puleo). Why employees may not embrace life-long learning. http://wp.me/p2fzap-75
I’m a planner; it’s the only way that I can accomplish all my goals without burning out or going a little crazy. So what do you do when an authority figure gives you wrong information – but then YOU have to change your entire schedule in order to deal with the resulting chaos? It changes … Continue reading What to Do When Someone Else’s Disorganization Creates Your Chaos
Ah, the joy and satisfaction of multitasking. You can do your laundry, watch a TV show, prepare an expense report and brainstorm ideas on new marketing campaigns all at the same time. What a great way to save time and get more done! Yeah, right. The problem is that we're not robots. On paper, multitasking … Continue reading Is There a Link Between Multitasking and Presenteeism?
We’ve all heard about the importance of working hard and how it manifests into a strong work ethic. We’ve also been advised to use technology to help us work smart by prioritizing and multitasking our activities. This focus on work is what creates success. But we’ve never been told to stop working. In the American workplace, … Continue reading Working Hard, Working Smart and Not Working