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.