Task juggling or mono tasking? Finish your tasks in sequence or jump around from one to another? Read all this article in full or dip in and out as you make a cup of tea, check your email and look up a train time? You decide.
But three researchers — Decio Coviello of HEC Montreal, Andrea Ichino of the University of Bologna, and Nicola Persico of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School — have shown why the sequential approach to completing tasks makes a lot of sense.