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Preparing for Pitfalls

If you’ve ever planned an event, whether a dinner party or a gala, you know that things rarely go exactly as planned. After all, there are so many things we can’t control—the weather, for example, or a difficult guest. All we can do is prepare, anticipate, and learn from our mistakes. Here are a few common pitfalls, and our suggestions for avoiding them.

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Multitasking

Many studies, such those described by Dr. Jim Taylor here, say that multitasking is less productive than people like to believe. This is because it is impossible for the human brain to preform two similar activities at the same time (such as talking on the phone and writing an email). When most people think they are multitasking, they are, in fact, serial tasking: going from one task to another.

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