Higher Ed: Working Efficiently vs. Working Well

“Job well done.” What does that mean, exactly? That someone got a lot accomplished, or that someone did a few things very well? Multi-tasking is often praised as a valuable skill, but what are we sacrificing for speed? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger work their way through a discussion on quantity and quality when it comes to getting stuff done. Not many people are encouraged to “strive for less,” but in this episode Ed and Jennifer explore if less can actually be better when it comes to getting tasks done. It’s also time for a new puzzler. It’s a bit tricky; no multitasking while you try to solve it!

This episode was recorded on Feb. 16, 2017.

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Jennifer Stayton