If you have ever doubted whether or not your boss is giving you full attention, being sunk into what he reads on the laptop screen, stop doubting. Despite assurances such as “I’m listening, keep talking”, he does not listen. Tens of years ago, the research answered the question of whether we are able to do two things at the same time. We are not. Recent research also indicates that the mere presence of a mobile phone in sight distorts our ability to make contact.