We may think we multitask, but in reality we switch-task, and it’s not doing us any good, according to an article at HBR.


  • The author of the article stopped multitasking, and discovered six things:
  • First, it was delightful.
  • Second, he made significant progress on challenging projects.
  • Third, his stress dropped dramatically.
  • Fourth, he lost all patience for things he felt were not a good use of his time.
  • Fifth, he had tremendous patience for things he felt were useful and enjoyable.
  • Sixth, there was no downside.


Frustrated office work at his desk — Image by © Blue Jean Images/Corbis