Multitasking-induced capacity overestimation: the “I’ll do it over lunch” problem

Okay, imagine this. You have an end-of-day deadline for a project. You’re nowhere near done. You also have a backlog of emails to process. It’s lunch time. You need to eat. What do you do? If you’re like many people, you multitask. You respond to email on your phone while walking to get food. You […]

Climate change, work-life balance, productivity. Why don’t more people telecommute?

Most of us want to fight climate change, improve work-life balance, and be more productive. There is one thing that can do all three: telecommuting. So why don’t more people work remote? This is a recurring thought. Especially when I’m stuck on the subway due to emergencies and maintenance issues. Or when I see traffic […]