Re: Mutlitasking and time management

Subject: Re: Mutlitasking and time management
From: "Diana Ost" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:18:43 -0400

What a creative solution! Thanks for sharing!

On 9/15/06, Jones, Donna <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com> wrote:

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). <snip>
Sometimes my manager will come over and tell me that
she's changing my hat.

I've found that lately I've been trying to do so many different things
(work-related and personal) that I'm essentially effective at none of

I can sure relate to that statement. Reminders are good, and this is a very
nice one.


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