Publisher description for The myth of multitasking : how "doing it all" gets nothing done / Dave Crenshaw.

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"Every great CEO and Rainmaker needs this book!"--Jeffrey J. Fox
"A fresh take on the problem of time wasters in our corporate and personal lives, The Myth of Multitasking will change your paradigm about what is productive and what is not. I loved the concept of 'switchtasking' verses multitasking. A must-read for all."—Hyrum Smith, Co-Founder, Franklin Covey and CEO, Galileo
There is an illusion that technology, cell phones, e-mail, faxes, text messaging and whatever is latest-and-greatest all make us more productive. The reality, though, is that these things will only make us productive if we take control of them._If we do not protect our time, we will allow ourselves to be run over by the traffic of information. Executives and employees everywhere are lost in a morass of their own making, a false belief that they can and should do more with less time. The irony is that in “doing it all”, they are getting less done._
The Myth of Multitasking confronts this sacred cow, explaining why multitasking is a false construct costing businesses time and enormous sums of money, damaging productivity and relationships not only at the workplace but in the home. It is a quick, deceptively simple, yet powerful read,_addressing many issues painfully familiar to workers in today’s information saturated world, including:_
  • Interruptions by co-workers and employees throughout the day_
  • Distractions from electronic sources, such as e-mail, voicemail, “Crackberries”, and computers_
  • Difficulty focusing on the task at hand
  • Inability to pay attention to others when they are speaking
  • The rumor that women are better multitaskers than men
  • Juggling work and home life at the same time

    Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
    Time management.
    Executives -- Time management.
    Organizational change.