ISBN 9781626567092,Singletasking



Devora Zack



Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781626567092

ISBN-10 1626567093


Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)

Business and Management

We have become a nation--one of many--addicted to the popular, enticing, and dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Author Devora Zack was hooked once herself. This book is her intervention--she beat her addiction and became more efficient, and she shows how you can too.
You think you can do more by tackling several tasks at once? Thats an illusion, and Zack marshals a host of neuroscientific evidence to prove it. The fact is, your brain is designed to singletask. Multitasking is unnatural, ineffective, stressful, and occasionally dangerous. You and the world are better off when you focus on one thing at a time. But with all the information and interruptions that bombard us today, isnt that an impossible dream? Nope.
The key is controlling your inside and your outside. Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently but firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks, one by one--and be infinitely more productive. You dont have to become a hermit. You can still live in the 21st century.
This book flies in the face of long-standing rhetoric glorifying multitasking. Zack presents elegantly simple methods for tackling your typical insurmountable list of to-dos with less effort and greater ease. Only clowns should juggle. Singletasking is the secret to success and sanity.