If you’ve heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), you probably know that its symptoms include impulsivity, difficulty focusing, poor time management, problems prioritizing, and short attention span. And it’s taxing for those who struggle to overcome it.
In the workplace, something quite similar and widespread plagues companies, and it wears the innocent label of multitasking. Although it purports to increase efficiency, in most cases, multitasking merely increases busyness while eroding productivity. (A better name might be “multitaxing.”)