Want to get things done? Stop multitasking!
In the era of 24-hour Internet access and us blogging, working, tweeting all at the same time, multitasking is a hot topic. And not a straightforward on. There has been a lot of research on multitasking. From saying that it effects memory to messing with your cognitive control and even just being impossible on the level we generally associate it with, one thing seems to be clear: multitasking is a killer for productivity. So much so that while you boast about your ability to do a hundred things at once, you are actually bragging about getting things done more slowly. Despite this, we continue to believe that we multitask. All the while making us less efficient, more stressed and never actually multitasking in the first place.