How Multitasking Is Killing Your Productivity

Man crossing the road, and jugling and listening to music at same time.
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I unapologetically admit that I cannot exercise & have a conversation simultaneously. Definitely can’t write emails while talking to my mom! I need my full concentration and peace of mind to complete a task depending on its type.

“Do one thing at a time” — Research from the University of Houston:

Such plate-spinning can bring the mood down for entire teams in big corporates. Furthermore, the researchers have also found that multitaskers tend to appear sadder and more fearful than non-multitaskers, and those feelings tend to be contagious.

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While some of us really need to focus and find it hard to split the attention, doing more than one thing can be disastrous, like spilling food all over.

In my opinion, the whole idea of multitasking is a myth. I still have doubts about multitasking being counter-intuitive or overhead and the side effects of context switching.

An engineer by peer pressure, corporate professional by parent’s expectations & product designer by passion. I tell stories with a tinch of intellectualness.

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