Media Multitasking Is Hurting Your Productivity
You just started drafting a report for your boss when you remember that email you never finished replying to. Once you press send, your phone lights up with a new Instagram like, and you remember that you missed your friend’s birthday…again. By the time you get back to that report, you’re an hour behind without much to show for it. Sound familiar? Multitasking may seem like the way to get more done, but according to research, that’s just not how our brains operate.
The Multitasking Myth
Here’s Why You Can’t Multitask
- Multi-tasking is an illusion; you’re actually just very quickly switching between two ideas. 00:16
- Your EQ is your emotional intelligence. 02:47
- Women perform multi-tasking better than men do, but only in certain situations. 03:52