Multi-Tasking vs Mono-Tasking

Posted: August 12, 2009 in Business, Stuff
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A few years ago, “multi-tasking” was the buzz word of the day. If you couldn’t juggle emails, phone calls, write that big report, tidy your desk and eat a sandwich all at the same time … you just weren’t working effectively.

There’s a growing focus now on what I think of as “mono-tasking”: deliberately concentrating on one thing at a time in order to avoid procrastination, maintain focus, and achieve a state of flow in your work.

So how do you know when you should “multi-task” and when you should “mono-task”? And how do you manage to do the latter? [read]


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