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What else are you doing while you read this?

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from SmartBrief on Workforce Senior Editor Mary Ellen Slayter on this blog.

Last week’s poll question: Do you consider yourself a “multitasker”?

  • Yes, and I’m proud of it, 63%
  • Yes, but I wish I could break the habit, 25%
  • No, and I’m proud of it, 8%
  • No, but I envy people who are, 5%

Like most of you, I’m a chronic multitasker. I don’t know that I’m proud of it, but I’m not sure how much I could do to help it. I readily concede that there’s likely a loss to the quality of my work, as many experts argue, but this will be a tough habit to break. Has anyone pulled it off?