Yes it's tempting. But multitasking is probably more trouble that it's worth.
You've probably seen the negative side-effects of multitasking--like decreased efficiency and more errors--first hand. Recently, researchers have quantified some of those effects. They found that most professionals only spend an average of one minute and fifteen seconds on a task before some kind of interruption. And after an interruption, it can take up to 25 minutes to resume the task.
In this infographic, Visual.ly and online meeting company Fuze depict several more of the downsides of multitasking.