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Multitasking: Good or Bad?

Roger Kay waxes philosophic on whether there is some merit to multitasking after all. Most of the time, multitasking really just means “switching tasks,” but there are cases, such as in cooking, where real multitasking is a required skill. Kay notes that one study suggests multitaskers are better at “integrating information from multiple senses” in order to perform a specific task. Nevertheless, focusing on one task at a time is usually going to be the best course of action. Kay recommends taking a look at your responsibilities and seeing if a synthesis is possible between focused tasks, switching tasks, and true multitasking. Read the original article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2012/07/06/multitasking-good-or-bad/

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