I recently started to read a book where my first impression was that I did not agree with the author’s premises.
One premise is that multi-tasking is ineffective. You need to concentrate one task at a time. For a person that prides himself on multi-tasking, I was taken aback. Yet, as I thought about, I am not sure that my past behavior was most effective.
I know of a major accounting firm that has “deep processing areas,” to work on complex problems. A well-known author advocates “deep” processing time.”
I have started to stop multi-tasking when I can and my conclusion is that there is merit to the premise.