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  • I first heard about the Myth of multitasking on NPR
  • I was really surprised at this information because I considered myself a good multitasker and had included it on my resume for years.
  • They were saying things like…
  • They were saying things like…
  • Teacher didn’t want me to. There is still resistance admit that we can’t multitask. He was a good teacher.
  • Companies often force you to multitask because they aren’t aware that you can’t multitask.
  • Other People multitask too.
  • The part I didn’t know.
  • Did research at University of Michigan and works at the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Did research at University of Michigan and works at the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Mythofmultitasking final

    1. 1. The Myth of Multitasking Janet Williams
    2. 2. I was surprised at this information because I considered myself a good multitasker. iphone il Ema Print Work Fa ce bo o k
    3. 3. ”A mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously.” Dr. Edward Hallowell ADHD expert and author
    4. 4. We aren’t multitasking, but switching back and forth between tasks. It takes longer and you make more mistakes.
    5. 5. We are not biologically capable of simultaneous inputs without sacrificing performance and accuracy. 2% of people can multitask 98% it causes more harm than good
    6. 6. Studies show people who chronically multitask show enormous amounts of deficits and are terrible at all cognitive tasks including multitasking.
    7. 7. It takes over 20 minutes to recover from switching tasks. You may feel like you are accomplishing more, but focusing on more than one thing can cause a 40% drop in productivity.
    8. 8. When I began to pay attention to my work habits, I could see it was true and started to change how I worked.
    9. 9. Wanted to create a website about it but instructor didn’t think people would understand.
    10. 10. Companies still advertise for multitasking skills.
    11. 11. On average employees are distracted once every 10 minutes and can lose up to 2 hours a day.
    12. 12. It is estimated that 25% of young people use 4 or more media devices at once.
    13. 13. While working, being distracted by incoming calls or emails lowers a person's IQ by 10 points. Students who do homework while IMing or texting are more likely to report academic Impairment.
    14. 14. The idea that people being on many devices actually causes a person to lose their ability to focus has been supported by more and more research.
    15. 15. Scientists are discovering that even when you stop multitasking, fractured thinking and lack of focus continue to persist.
    16. 16. More People know about “The Myth of Multitasking”.
    17. 17. “People won’t stop multitasking you just have to make good decisions about when to do it. Calculate the odds of making and error and the impact of that error.” Joshua Rubinstein researcher at University of Michigan
    18. 18. Thank You