BUSYNESS
The Multitasking Myth




      BIZCAMP BXL 2009 l 24 OCTOBER 2009 l BY @TIJS
About me


TIJS VROLIX
@TIJS ON TWITTER
(BITS.)TIJSVROLIX.BE IS WHERE I (MICRO)BLOG
NOCUS / PIXELPANIC / METATALE IS WHERE...
My problem is

I AM INTERESTED
IN PRETTY MUCH
EVERYTHING
We all are, right?
Solution
THERE USED TO BE THIS RATHER
SIMPLE SOLUTION CALLED
MULTITASKING
Two tasks         Only
45 minutes each   1 hour
Multitasking
Truth is

HUMANS ARE NOT
COMPUTERS
EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN’T MULTITASK EITHER
Problem

MULTITASKING
DOESN’T REALLY WORK
Multitrouble
Consequence
CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION
LEADS TO PROCRASTINATION
AND HUMAN UNHAPPINESS
Multinothingatall
Introducing

SINGLETASKING
#1
START WORKING RIGHT AWAY
IN THE MORNING
#2
MINIMIZE INTERRUPTIONS
RSS, IM, EMAIL, SOCIAL NETWORKS

EVEN TWITTER
#3
MAXIMIZE WORKING ON
ONE THING AT A TIME
#4
USE PHONE OR IN-PERSON VISITS
FOR QUESTIONS
NOT CHAT OR WAVE
                            fo rg e t a b o u t
          ...
#5

CHECK EMAIL ONLY
AT FIXED TIMES
SEND EMAIL ANYTIME
#6

NO EMAIL DURING
EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS
STOP WORKING AT SIX
#7



FOCUS
ON ONE TO THREE ACTIVITIES EACH DAY
Free



FREESTARTED
TO GET YOU
           TIP
EMAIL FOR SINGLETASKERS
How to
SCHEDULE A NUMBER OF
EMAIL MOMENTS A DAY
AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT
VISIT KUKOO.COM AND TRY YOURSELF
BUSYNESS
The Multitasking Myth




      BIZCAMP BXL 2009 l 24 OCTOBER 2009 l BY @TIJS
Busyness: GTD for business people
Busyness: GTD for business people
Busyness: GTD for business people
Busyness: GTD for business people
Busyness: GTD for business people
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    1. BUSYNESS The Multitasking Myth BIZCAMP BXL 2009 l 24 OCTOBER 2009 l BY @TIJS
    2. About me TIJS VROLIX @TIJS ON TWITTER (BITS.)TIJSVROLIX.BE IS WHERE I (MICRO)BLOG NOCUS / PIXELPANIC / METATALE IS WHERE I WORK
    3. My problem is I AM INTERESTED IN PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING
    4. We all are, right?
    5. Solution THERE USED TO BE THIS RATHER SIMPLE SOLUTION CALLED MULTITASKING
    6. Two tasks Only 45 minutes each 1 hour
    7. Multitasking
    8. Truth is HUMANS ARE NOT COMPUTERS EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN’T MULTITASK EITHER
    9. Problem MULTITASKING DOESN’T REALLY WORK
    10. Multitrouble
    11. Consequence CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION LEADS TO PROCRASTINATION AND HUMAN UNHAPPINESS
    12. Multinothingatall
    13. Introducing SINGLETASKING
    14. #1 START WORKING RIGHT AWAY IN THE MORNING
    15. #2 MINIMIZE INTERRUPTIONS RSS, IM, EMAIL, SOCIAL NETWORKS EVEN TWITTER
    16. #3 MAXIMIZE WORKING ON ONE THING AT A TIME
    17. #4 USE PHONE OR IN-PERSON VISITS FOR QUESTIONS NOT CHAT OR WAVE fo rg e t a b o u t e t h at i n v i t
    18. #5 CHECK EMAIL ONLY AT FIXED TIMES SEND EMAIL ANYTIME
    19. #6 NO EMAIL DURING EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS STOP WORKING AT SIX
    20. #7 FOCUS ON ONE TO THREE ACTIVITIES EACH DAY
    21. Free FREESTARTED TO GET YOU TIP
    22. EMAIL FOR SINGLETASKERS
    23. How to SCHEDULE A NUMBER OF EMAIL MOMENTS A DAY AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT
    24. VISIT KUKOO.COM AND TRY YOURSELF
    25. BUSYNESS The Multitasking Myth BIZCAMP BXL 2009 l 24 OCTOBER 2009 l BY @TIJS

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