I think ANYONE could read The Myth of Multitasking by Dave Crenshaw in about 30 minutes time management  if s/he didn’t switchtask while doing it. You expected me to say “multitask,” din ya? Crenshaw explains that people don’t multitask, juggle more than one chore at a time: they switchtask, shifting their attention from action to action to action in microbursts as new facets of each individual task force themselves to attention. It doesn’t work.


I’m evidence-driven, so the fact that Crenshaw doesn’t reference the data which informs his book until its end annoys me. For those people who prefer to learn by feeling out what seems comfortable, this might be the perfect solution to learn why allowing yourself to focus on one undertaking at a time is wise.



About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.