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Video to Watch: The Myth of Multitasking Test

Background Tasking; Switchtasking

Guess what? You’re not actually multitasking. You’re really doing one of two things: background tasking or switchtasking! In this video, Dave Crenshaw, author of “The Myth of Multitasking,” guides you through an experience designed at helping you gain first-hand knowledge of switchtasking and its related costs.

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Is the automation paradox putting you at risk?

robot hand, human hand

Without technology, we would not have many of the things that make life easier today such as microwaves, computers and mobile phones; nor would we have life-saving advancements in the field of healthcare and medical research. People would still be succumbing to preventable diseases at an alarming rate. In today’s society, technology is ubiquitous.  Our children are dubbed “digital natives” because they never experienced a world that didn’t rely on computing power to function.

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Kanban board filters can streamline your daily standups

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say “the board will be so cluttered if we put all of this work on there,” then I would be… well… richer than I am now!  In all seriousness, I love that statement because it gives me an opportunity to discuss how necessary it is to face our reality, no matter how messy. If we force ourselves to see the ugly truth, we’re much more motivated to improve it and others are more understanding when you talk to them. Instead of hiding the mess, we need to learn to navigate it when we need information quickly, like in a daily standup. Fortunately,  many virtual tools, like JIRA, provide quick filtering capability with their visual boards for this very purpose.

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