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.


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.

3 Reactions
  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

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