1.5 The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Course Overview

There is a certain satisfaction in feeling like you’re getting multiple things done at once. You get to cross several things off your to-do list and feel a sense of productivity. You may even get a thrill sharing with others about how much you got done that day.

This is all good unless you discover later that a task was not done correctly. Many of us routinely try to hold conversations while reading email, driving or doing other tasks. That is, of course, until we crash the car, miss crucial appointments or make big mistakes. Did you know that the chances of getting in a car accident are six times higher if you’re texting and driving compared with drinking and driving? Only 2% of the population can effectively multitask and research shows that those who think they’re the best at it are generally the worst. This course is designed to unveil the truth about multitasking and support you in optimizing your attention to a given task while getting it done with the highest quality in the shortest amount of time.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • What multitasking is and how it affects your productivity 
  • How to effectively multitask 
  • How to break out of the habit of multitasking 

Study Guide

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