Multitasking during meetingsSaturday, May 29, 2010
On multitasking during a conference call:
Well, I sent the client the message. Then I had to send him another one, this time with the attachment I had forgotten to append. Finally, my third email to him explained why that attachment wasn’t what he was expecting. When I eventually refocused on the call, I realized I hadn’t heard a question the Chair of the Board had asked me.
I see this (and do it) on a daily basis. It’s about time to consciously put destructive multitasking to an end.