Topic: multi-tasking

You’re Not As Great At Multitasking At You Think

You're Not As Great At Multitasking At You Think

I know multitasking leads to distraction, and that many people engaging it become less productive (email-to-Twitter-to-work frenzy), or even less safe (texting and driving). But not me. I’m actually great at multitasking! That’s why I have like 25 tabs open in my browser at any one time, or why I check my phone at red lights. Or at least that’s what I could justify telling myself until I read about a new study that finds that even people who think they’re great at multitasking are often absolutely terrible at it. Put your phone down and read on. More »

The Deeply Ingrained Myth Of Multi-Tasking And Why It Hurts Your Productivity

The Deeply Ingrained Myth Of Multi-Tasking And Why It Hurts Your Productivity

Researchers have again proven that multi-tasking is a myth. For the majority of us, we really aren’t capable of performing two separate tasks at once and still doing them both well. If most of us are trying to check email and carry on a phone conversation, we’ll either miss part of the dialogue or have a billion typos. A majority of us can’t do two things simultaneously without messing one of them up. And by a “majority,” I mean 98% percent of us. Which just makes me think, “I must be part of the 2%.” More »

Slow Down: It May Be Better To Be A Single-Tasker Instead Of A Multi-Tasker At Work

Slow Down: It May Be Better To Be A Single-Tasker Instead Of A Multi-Tasker At Work

Many of us pride ourselves on being women that can multi-task because it supposed to be one of the things that we excel at  and tend be better at then men. Except, should we be really proud the face that we can talk on our cell, e-mail someone and pick out a bathing suit from J.Crew at the same time? And is that e-mail as good as it would have been if we had just devoted five sole minutes to it? Will you end up with an unflattering bandeau bikini top because you were concentrating on what your friend was saying on the phone? More »