By MIT CIO | April 9, 2008
Newsweek recently ran an article that spoke about the downside of something many of us take for granted, and perhaps even tout as a ‘core competency’ – multi-tasking. Researchers have apparently found a negative correlation between multi-tasking and rational decision making.
Now, if that’s not scary enough, consider this – a survey of 5000 people conducted in Finland found that 79% of the respondents engage in multi-tasking. And women apparently mult-task better than men! In that survey half the respondents believed they were ‘productive’ while multi-tasking and 31% described themselves as ‘busy’.
What do you think? Are you multi-tasking even as you are reading this blog? In your experience, does multi-tasking help you do more, or are you more efficient being ‘sequential’? How do your teams function best?
Read the Newsweek article here: http://www.newsweek.com/id/130563
Find more about the Nokia survey at: http://www.nokia.com/A4136001?newsid=1170280