The Dropbox blog has a short essay on the downsides of trying to multitask. Rather than multitasking,
deep and singular focus is just what the doctor ordered, but in our hyper-connected world, it isn’t always easy…. You could chuck all your gadgets and move to the woods, but luckily you don’t need to get that drastic. Experts say you can begin to retrain your brain and take advantage of deep focus by concentrating on one thing at a time, managing your use of technology, and reframing the “instant-response” expectations of your colleagues—and yourself.
For the rest of the post and a handful of practical suggestions about taking steps in this direction, see the original post on the Dropbox blog.