Jack Vinson has had several posts of late on the evils of multi-tasking and the unfortunate (yet seemingly unavoidable) and relentless march toward more and more multi-tasking. This comes from management styles, focus on action, and indeed the technologies we use.
Jack’s post today started me on a blog journey that resulted in several other worthwhile posts on the topic.
Chris Spagnuolo has an interesting article on multitasking, The Myth of Managed Multi-tasking:
Lifehacker: Multitasking: Stephen Covey on Balancing Work and Life
To a chronic multitasker, everything is a task. Soon, the things in life that are really important to them are in the same list as everything else, and the only tasks that get done are the ones that have become urgent, but often aren’t very important.
Steven Covey: How to strike a work and life balance [Stephen R. Covey]