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Friday, March 09, 2012

Multi-taskers Serve You Poorly - Interruption Management

A nice article titled Don’t Speak 'Til You See the Whites of Their Eyes by Joanne Cantor, Ph.D., writing in Psychology Today observes, "People are busy, so they want to get started with the next customer while they're finishing up with the last one. I've blogged previously about the overwhelming evidence that your brain can't multitask its attention, and that when it tries, both tasks suffer. Each task takes longer to complete, and what is done is more likely to contain errors and is less memorable."

Cantor suggests, and I heartily concur, that you do not let people multi-task on you. She correctly states that there is "overwhelming evidence that your brain can't multitask its attention, and that when it tries, both tasks suffer. Each task takes longer to complete, and what is done is more likely to contain errors and is less memorable." Wise words for us all.

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