A few years ago, I remember I was very proud to explain to my manager that in order to move faster and be more productive I liked to launch several projects in parallel.
A questioning glance followed by a search in his wardrobe then, he finally asked me THE question:
“Do you think human beings are capable of doing several things at once? »
He handed me, as proudly as I could a few moments earlier, his sesame and told me that the answer was there.
That’s the question Dave Crenshaw addresses in “The Myth of Multitasking,” a book that will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, but the subject hasn’t aged a day!
Time management has become an activity in its own right, essential to managing our hectic daily rhythms. A must-read that effectively tackles certain prejudices.
Simple but powerful Crenshaw clearly shows that multitasking is nothing more than a lure that negatively impacts your agenda and costs your company money.
He introduces the concept of “switching cost” which corresponds to the time it takes to get started when you start up a business again. The more activities you manage in parallel, the more the “switching costs” increase …. and the less productive you are!
I now have my answer and invite you to discover this fascinating book. Thank you Chef!