Simultaneity, Sequentiality, and Speed: Organizational Messages About Multiple-Task Completion

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleSimultaneity, Sequentiality, and Speed: Organizational Messages About Multiple-Task Completion Author(S)Keri K Stephens (Author)
Abstract  Workplace norms for task completion increasingly value speed and the ability to accomplish multiple tasks at once. This study situates this popularized issue of multitasking within the context of chronemics scholarship by addressing related issues of simultaneity, sequentiality, and speed. Ultimately, we consider 2 multiple-task completion strategies discussed in the literature on polychronic behavior, dovetailing (or sequentially accomplishing tasks) and simultaneously accomplishing tasks. Focus group and experimental findings support the existence of both simultaneous and sequential multitasking styles. ...Paginationp23–47
SubjectCommunicationDescriptorsCommunication
Journal TitleHuman Communication Research  
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