Can you multi-tasking inside your brain?
I didn't know why I take this shot but now I can see the importance, I somehow captured the tiny text "hold that thought" from the book dart tin can label which explains a lot of my agonies over some of the meetings and discussions held in and outside of our company. Thoughts and opinions flying around without being organized re-organized and re-created. What a mess.
Alright, multi-tasking may not be the right word to describe what I meant, everybody has a lot of tasks that are in progress. Tasks are things to *do* outside of your brain, we can have a lot of ongoing tasks and that's multi-tasking. Thinking all over the places inside your head unorganized or time sharing your brain power into small chunks for different thoughts and tasks are not multi-tasking, that's incoherence disguised in multi-tasking, that's attention deficit. Worse, when you spit out these thoughts as opinions without respecting the subject in discussion and nobody takes on the role of a moderator, it gets ugly, points noted but discussion heading nowhere.
Thank God I had implicit training in Scout when I was young to learn proper ways to listen and organize, to hold thoughts and relate thoughts, to assemble thoughts corresponding to discussion, to reflect and accept possibilities. These skills should be formalized and taught in school, it can be great fun to play these brain exercises.
In 2008, a SAP pilot test was done to create an ordering system, comments were made. Too many mouse clicks, too slow. In Jan 2010, the system was launched, user complaints: too many mouse clicks, too slow. What happened in between? Attention deficit, lack of moderator, a lot of system integration bullshits.