To Multitask or Not to Multitask?

I love this post, Multitasking in Out, Unitasking is In, by Danielle Keister and wholeheartedly agree with her!

To Multitask or Not to Multitask?

I am not a fan of multitasking, or very good at it, for that matter. I believe that I do my best work when I focus on one thing at time and I am happy to see that the experts finally agree with me. LOL!

According to the Stanford study that Danielle links to,

People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time, a group of Stanford researchers has found.”

That makes perfect sense to me. When I do more than one thing at a time I feel scattered, rushed, and ineffective. However, when I focus on only one thing at a time, I actually work faster and with greater accuracy.

What about you?

P.S. I encourage you to take the free multitasking test linked at the bottom of the post.