It’s curious how some people, especially women, like to boast about their capacity for doing many things at the same time (multitasking).
This term, multitasking, has been adopted from the technological industry and refers to the capacity to do two or more task at the same time.
In this crazy and accelerated society they have taught us that being able to do many tasks at the same time is a symbol of efficiency and productivity, so lately I have seen more people trying to do more things than they are able to at the same time.
We have been deceived by the idea that multitasking can be applied to humans in the same way as we know it now in computers.
And actually I know a person who asks his employees and prospects about their capacity for multitasking and gives a lot of importance to that question in the application form.
But the bad news is that according to a recent study of the American Psychological Association there is no such thing as multitasking in humans. Yes, I am sorry to disappoint you but you are not a multitasker, you are actually a serialtasker, that means that you are not doing many things at the same time, you are just shifting from one task to another in a very fast way.
And the next bad news is that even if you want to show off your abilities to shift task in a very fast way, that will not make you a more productive person.
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