Do you multitask at the expense of those around you?
It used to be “put down the pen.” Now perhaps it is more aptly “turn away from the computer screen” with its data streams, non-stop e-mail, and multiple tab browsers. Or turning off the smartphone. Whatever your multitasking method of the moment, sometimes it’s just not good enough.
Next time an employee, office mate, or colleague (or anyone else) asks to talk to you, put down your pen and let them know they have your full attention.
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