RE: Mutlitasking and time management

Subject: RE: Mutlitasking and time management
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:11:32 -0400

Donna, it might have started as a joke, but your "hat trick" is worth at
*least* three points! Filing it for future use...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jones, Donna
> Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 11:29 AM
> Subject: Mutlitasking and time management
> Here's an interesting article about why multitasking often
> doesn't work.
> As a joke a few months ago, I printed pictures of different
> hats off of the internet. On each of nine hats, I wrote
> the name of a different project or assignment. The hats are
> tacked up at the entrance to my cubicle on a paper labeled
> "Hats available." At the bottom of that paper, it says, "To
> add more hats, see [my manager]." Another paper next to it
> is labeled "Hat that I'm wearing now," and I move over the
> appropriate one or more hats. At the bottom of that paper,
> it says, "NOTE: Changing hats may cause documentation
> delays." It's been fun switching the hats around, and it's
> a visual representation of when I'm trying to do too many
> things at once (if I can't stick all of the hats onto
> that second page, I know there's a problem). The SMEs who
> have seen the hats have gotten a kick out of them. If their
> hat isn't being "worn," they can see why, and they can ask
> about when I'll be working on their project. Sometimes my
> manager will come over and tell me that she's changing my
> hat...

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