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Always Switching Tasks ?

I just finished reading this very interesting article on Joel on Software : Human Task Switches Considered Harmful. Now, can someone tell me how we can be effective with MSN, ICQ, AIM running on a computer with 100 contacts in the contact list, 200 legitimate emails coming in per day, a blog to maintain, 10 persons coming to your desk each and every day to ask new questions and hundreds of tasks pending?

Now, people need to understand that when they ask something and say “You can get this done, it will only take 5 minutes” it means five minutes of disruption. Only five little minutes …. it means a lot more.


Vincent G said,

November 21, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

However, a question stays, how can a manager manage his time in an efficient maner so he could work on different project, with different teams ?


Vincent Gibara said,

November 22, 2006 @ 2:24 am

Êtes-vous multi-tâche ?…

Un article intéressant, mentionné par Martin Leclair sur son blog, fait une réflexion sur le fait de travailler, en tant que programmeur, sur plusieurs tâches ou projets simultanément… En fait, la conclusion est que c’est pas très eff…


martin_ml said,

November 22, 2006 @ 11:45 am

I think it’s even harder for the manager, but he has to find a way to dispatch jobs effectively and quickly and also set priorities for the projects and not disturb the team when the project starts.

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