Tasks and Multitasking





Unleashing Bold Initiatives

For a good while there “multitask” was the word. I don’t exactly know where whence it sprang, but my managers seized upon it quickly and with great fervor.

They weren’t asking me to do more work, I just needed to ‘multitask.’ (It was more work.)

It’s since lost some of its initial luster, and I think we’ve all taken it for granted as pretty much how things get done nowadays, but I remember its inception, and the above cartoon is how I felt after being introduced to it.

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Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

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  1. Thanks for this – it’s always good to start the day with a laugh. Some days though, I still feel like that …

  2. Martin Lindeskog

    I thought that women were experts on multitasking! 😉

  3. Perfect. I used to do a lot better at it.

    Darn technology.

    I wish I had more time to h

    The Franchise King

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