Multitasking or Multiple Distractions?


It is a popular opinion that multitasking is the king of productivity. When you try to envision a highly productive person he usually does multiple things at once.

Or so it seems.

Studies have confirmed that doing more than one thing at time is a myth. The brain just doesn’t work that way. What really happens when you try to multitask is you switch your attention from one task to another in rapid succession. It happens so quickly that you perceive it as doing the tasks simultaniously.

OK, so it’s not technically multi-tasking but it does improve productivity, right?

Unfortunately, no. You might think you are getting more done when attempting to multitask, while research indicates that multitaskers are actually less productive. Not only that, multitasking also makes you less focused and more prone to making mistakes.

But why is that?

Each time you switch between tasks, you’re forcing…

View original post 786 more words

About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
This entry was posted in earth. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.