December 29, 2010
Can You Multitask?
Research in cognitive psychology continues to say no. In an article in the Harvard Business Review online, Psychology Professor Paul Atchley notes that social network messages like email and Twitter constantly tempt us away from our primary work. Yet, we crave new information; we search for information that confirms what we already believe. He suggests:
1. Make an effort to do tasks one at a time.
2. Know when to close your door.
3. Admit that not all information is useful.
The comments following the article are worth reading.
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