Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another knock against the "Multitasking is good" argument

Doing several things at once is a trick we play on ourselves, thinking we're getting more done. In reality, our productivity goes down by as much as 40%. We don't actually multitask. We switch-task, rapidly shifting from one thing to another, interrupting ourselves unproductively, and losing time in the process.
No one is exempt from this, but some people are better at switch-tasking than others. For my part, I try to put my all into whatever I am doing, ergo I am a big proponent of single-tasking.

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