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Multitasking and the still small voice — 6 Comments

  1. The research was about multi media users though. People on Twitter, Pc’s, Blackberrys etc. I work in a very quiet office but I’m still expected to juggle 11 things at once. It would be nice to be able to focus quietly on the task at hand frankly.

  2. I can relate to that. For example I’m sure there are lots of people who are convinced that they can drive and talk or text on their mobile phone or read a newspaper or map and yet if you are a fellow road user stuck behind them as they wobble slowly from one side of the road to the other you would disagree!

  3. The people with Sat Navs who go round with one eye on the road and one eye on the screen are a hazard as well. No-one would claim they could drive properly with a paper map propped up inside the windscreen, but I saw one Sat Nav device fixed halfway up someone’s windscreen

  4. The key to reducing multitasking is to prioritize your workload. This will require a good hard look at what you need to get done. Just as multitasking is a myth, so is “everything is a #1 priority”. Once your to-dos are prioritized, working through them, one at a time will not only take less time than attempting to multitask your way through them, but the quality of the results will also improve. Hmm, less time and better quality – not much of a downside to uni-tasking is there?

  5. I’m glad uni-tasking is a positive thing! Multi-tasking for me is to use a knife and fork and talk to someone at the same time!

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