CareerProductivity

The Lie of Multitasking

Multitasking is a big fraud according to Patrick Gray at TechRepublic. He says the people whom we most praise for being gifted multitaskers are actually just really good at gathering “a collection of tasks, sequenc[ing] them logically, and then focus[ing] with laser-like intensity on a single activity.”

The TRUTH

Instead of being able to perfectly divide energy to do work like a computer, humans actually lose a great deal of their effectiveness when they try to split their attention across tasks. You should try to narrow your range of focus as much as is reasonable if you want to be as productive as possible. Read the original blog here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-decision-maker/the-lie-of-multitasking/

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