More evidence that we’re not good at multi-tasking

As the popular proverb says, ‘Lessons are repeated until they are learned’.  Oh too true.  Further evidence of just that from a recent psychology study by David Strayer and David Sanbonmatsu.   70% of respondents rated themselves as ‘above average’ at multi-tasking, but it proved that only 25% of them actually were.  Two things were going… Read more

This I’ve got to try: walking meetings

I’m really struck by Nilofer Merchant’s great HBR blog post, ‘Sitting is the smoking of our generation’. Her point is well made: obesity in the USA is now a far bigger killer than smoking, and we’re spending many more hours sitting than preceding generations. Q.  What’s the USA average number of hours spent sitting per… Read more