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Multi-tasking + Procrastination = Multi-crastination

“To do two things at once is to do neither.”  —Publilius

Tantek MultitaskingWhat happens when multitasking goes bad? In a time when we are asked to do more with less, multitasking and work seem to go hand in hand.  But do we sometimes use “multitasking” to distract ourselves from what really needs to be done?  In other words, do we become “multicrastinators?”

When we choose to address more pleasant tasks, and avoid tackling more unpleasant, yet important tasks, we end up with a whole lot of nothing done.  We are all guilty of it: checking our email before returning that call about an internal issue; or typing up meeting minutes before tackling a Journal problem. Read more >

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