week-end report, week 50, 2012

Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.

week 50, 2012
scaffolding city shot 195

[1] What to do first?

How do you decide? Most of us have lists, hand-written, electronic or mental. How many of us are sticking to them? One thing after the other, working down the list.

I can't remember the last time I made it for more than a few minutes before I started multi-tasking, was distracted by a person, call, email, or my thoughts.

How about you?

[2] There's no such thing as multi-tasking

I've been thinking this for a while. Been trying to unlearn the lifelong habit of trying to multi-task for a while now, too.

Here's an article about a study that says multi-tasking not only doesn't exist, but that attempting it actually makes you less productive. 

And still, I can't stop!
[sigh]

[3] What if you only had two hours?

What would you do with that time? I don't mean to live. I mean today. For work.

You will be whisked away from your office, regardless of what you've accomplished, what's important, due or overdue.

Poof-you're gone.

Two hours today.
What do you do first?

scaffolding city, shot 195

scaffolding city, shot 195

week-end report, scaffolding city