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The Negative Effects of Multitasking

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF MULTITASKING 4X MORE O ENERGY RECOGNIZING THINGS RESULTS O IN CHRONIC BRAIN FATIGUE MORE O MISTAKES DRAINS O PROBLEM SOLVING CAPABILITIES MADE THAN WITH PRIORITIZING 41% 80% HIGHER CHANCE OF CREATING MENTAL BLOCKS WHEN MULTITASKING INDIVIDUALS ADMIT MULTITASKTING AT WORK 97% 40% HIGHER CONVERSION RATE FOR SALES PEOPLE WHO PRIORATIZE MORE TIME USED TO SWITCH TASKS WHEN MULTITASKING, CAUSING MENTAL FATIGUE $650 BILLION LOST YEARLY IN THE U.S. BECAUSE OF MULTITASKING. 24 2.1 HOURS LOST AT WORK BECAUSE OF MULTITASKING WEB CONFERENCE PHONE CONFERENCE 25% 50% WHEN ARE PEOPLE MOST LIKELY TO MULTITASK? 15% 10% IN-PERSON MEETINGS VIDEO CONFERENCE MULTITASKING IS LIKE ASBESTOS TO THE BRAIN. OUR BRAIN IS NOT WIRED TO DO MORE THAN ONE TASK AT A TIME. WHEN YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE MULTITASKING, YOUR BRAIN IS ACTUALLY SWITCHING QUICKLY FROM ONE TASK TO ANOTHER. MULTITASKING CAUSES BRAIN FATIGUE AND REDUCES PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCURACY. IT ALSO CAUSES A BUILD-UP OF THE STRESS HORMONE CORTISOL RESEARCH CONTENDS THAT LONG-TERM INCREASES IN CORTISOL COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO WORSENED MEMORY, INCREASED BRAIN CELL DEATH, DECREASED NEURONAL ACTIVITY, WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM, AND OTHER NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL. QqSample SOURCE: http://blog.qsample.com/research-says-multitasking-is-bad-for-your-career-and-health/

The Negative Effects of Multitasking

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Not only is multitasking psychologically eroding, it is bleeding money from the entire workforce.

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