Multitasking is a Lie

Multitasking is a Lie

I read an article recently that proves that multitasking is a lie, it said office workers, because of an array of social media available, including Twitter, Multitasking is a LieFacebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and YouTube – to name just a few – plus texts, phone calls, and people popping in or asking questions, the average person is interrupted once every 11 minutes. This is shocking enough, but when you consider that getting focused on what you’re doing can take around 25 minutes before you’re in the zone, many office workers can spend their days without ever really being able to focus on anything that their doing

Can you imagine how that can impact on any creative agency output, and now that the idea of being able to multi task and switch between jobs to do more things has been debunked, with recent studies showing that your IQ drops by ten points each time you try, compared to smoking marijuana which only sees it drop by five points, that’s right, you’re better off smoking a joint at work than trying to multi task.

Do You Believe Multitasking is a Lie Now?

If you still don’t believe me then try this next exercise, I want you to write out, multitasking is a lie, and then number each of the letters, so in the first exercise I want you to write the letter M then the number 1 under the letter M, then the U then write the number 2 the U, and I want you to write it as fast as you possibly can timing yourself as you do it, it should look like the below example

Do This Exercise to Prove Multitasking is a Lie

M U L T I  T AS K I   N  G   I   S  A   L    I   E

1   2  3 4 5  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Then I went to the same thing again, but this time, only write out multitasking is a lie, and then write 1 to 18 under each of the letters, seriously give it a try now.

This Proves That Multitasking is a Lie

When you wrote out multitasking is a lie and then numbered each of the letters under that you’re probably a third quicker the when you did one letter and then one number, which just demonstrates how impractical multitasking is, so don’t even try.

By Alan S Adams

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As an award-winning business coach and bestselling author, Alan S Adams has helped hundreds of businesses across the UK to move from simply surviving to positively thriving. The publication of his second book Passion To Profit: 7 Steps To Building A Kick-Ass Agency and his third book, The Beautiful Business: Secrets to Sculpting Your Ultimate Clinic, sees him focus very specifically on creative agencies and aesthetic clinic sector, sharing advice and guidance with the potential to revolutionise turnover, client retention and overall growth. Alan was also recognised by Enterprise Nation as one of the UK’s Top 50 Advisors and APCTC Coach of The Year Finalist.

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