Tag: multitasking

Advice for the Interupt-driven

Two recent posts (Focus, Focus, Focus and Breakthrough Thinking on Worker Productivity) talk about the effects of multitasking and interruptions. Spread a person across 4-5 tasks and interrupt her with phone calls, drop-ins, emails, beeps, and meetings and pretty soon no real work is accomplished. Some people – managers and technical staff – try to

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Focus, Focus, Focus

Bouncing off the evils of multitasking, C. Keith Ray (who just started his own blog) has this to say about how pair programming can counter some workplace interruptions: Two effects pair programming has on tasking… in my experience… It keeps the people focused on a single task (less likely to be distracted by emails, web-surfing,

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