Scaling down your operation doesn't have to be scary. But many people confuse activity and results. Meanwhile, effective leaders succeed with limited resources by distilling their central objectives, and simplifying communication.
Multitasking may be an essential job skill, but not for Dr. Raj Shrivastava, a neurosurgeon at Mr. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Not when complete focus means the difference between life or death. The author recalls putting his own brain in Dr. Shrivastava's capable hands.
The downtime and switchover costs from multiple distractions may not be our only problem or our biggest yet. But it is, without a doubt, a widespread malaise and one that is threatening to compound every other problem.