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Multitasking: Myth or Fact

Multitasking Myth or Fact Myth Multitasking is a word we have taken on board to describe our efforts of responding to the many pressing demands on our time. Its been glorified as a 'mark of mastery" in the modern age to be able to perform more than one task at a time. Reality: Research and findings from many neurologists showing that human brains are not built to multitask. The brain actually switches RAPIDLY BETWEEN tasks, and task- switching is an expensive habit that requires extra processing power and reduces efficienty. psyche paving ATITENTION CPtien PAYING PAYING PAYING Multitasking is the art of paying attention The Evidence PROD TIME TO FINISH Studies from Uni of California and Microsoft have shown that it takes between UCTI VITY HBR reports that productivity goes down as much as 40% as the brain loses momentum 15-25mins for our brain to recover from interruptions. when switching between tasks. RESULT OF UNWANTED DISRUPTIONS STR ESS A Uni of Washington study shows it adds People distracted experience a 10-point drop in their IQ - the equivalent of losing a full night of sleep. A study carried out by Insitute of Psychiatry for Hewlett Packard. stress to our environment. And according to psychologists it can negatively affects our relationships. Factor in Personality Extroverts are better at handling information overload as they focus on the goal. They process a lot of short term information rapidly without being distracted or overstressed. Extroverts priotize speed over accuracy, and are more likely to make increasing number of mistakes as they go, and abandon the problem when it seems too difficult or frustrating. On task (90.0%) Off task (10.0%) COGNITIVECAPACITY Introverts are more reflective and focussed on monitoring how the task is progressing. They prefer to observe than participate in social dynamics, and so use up a lot of cognitive capacity. Introverts prioritze accuracy over speed, they think before they act, digest information thoroughly, stay on task longer, and give up less easily. On task (75.0%)- -Off task (25.0%) Turn off interruptions TIPSTOHANDLE MULTITASKING Book meeting times with yourself at work Focus on what's important Hire a Coach Created by:the good coach Reference 1. Quiet, The Power of Introverts - Susan Cain 2. Lumosity: The Misnomer of Multitasking - Psych-facts 3. The Myth of Multitasking - Christine Rosen Piktochart NOTINE Eyihed w tehtioh

Multitasking: Myth or Fact

shared by yvonneT on Jun 10
Multitasking is a useful and extremely powerful skill for monitoring multiple sources of information in our information-saturated lives for e.g. datamining, following an unfolding event, co-ordinating...


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