I just read a great article on the four destructive myths most companies still live by. If you’re old school like me, you’ll appreciate Myth #4: The best way to get more work done is to work longer hours.
I’m one who tends to make a list and plug away until I’m burnt out. The idea of “strategically alternating periods of intense focus with intermittent renewal, at least every 90 minutes, makes it possible to get more done, in less time, more sustainably” is a revelation to me. Now I have an authorized excuse to take a break once in a while. Thanks, Tony!
I’d also like to give a furtive nod to Myth #1: Multitasking is critical in a world of infinite demand, which suggests that you can’t do two tasks at one time and do them efficiently. Proof that my husband can’t read his email (or watch the hockey game) and listen to me talk about my day at the same time – which he assures me is totally possible. 🙂 Ha!