Lazer Jan Caraan

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Multitasking Devastation

Most of the companies I work with have projects with tasks that need to be worked by a single department, group, or individual.  An example of this is a department of technical writers, or an individual with a highly specialized skill.

It is common for these single points of work effort to become bottlenecks. Contention for limited resources creates an environment where individuals are pressured to work on multiple tasks and projects at the same time. 

The effect of this “multitasking” is devastating.  It creates contention between managers competing for limited resources, disappointment in the performance of the resource working the task, and delays in all the tasks being multitasked.

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