Pending decisions steal resources and attention.

This can be distracting and reduce effectiveness of the current task. To improve focus they must be decided, or otherwise sent away. Sometimes this semi-parallelization is desirable however.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)