MacLellan, L. (2017, May 29). “Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking.

James Benson, a former urban planner based in Seattle who authored Personal Kanban: Mapping Worku200a—u200aNavigating Life, tells Quartz that industrial Kanban was a way for Toyota to avoid overproducing. He has adapted the system to reduce overhead of the emotional sort—the “too many tasks on my mind” feeling that’s the biggest downside of our mostly doomed attempts to multitask. Personal Kanban works on two principles: Visualize your work, and limit your total number of “works in progress.”

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