Still not convinced that multitasking is ineffective? If I can’t convince you, maybe you can convince yourself. A simple exercise is all you need to test, for yourself, the costs of multitasking—more accurately, switchtasking.
Want to give it a try?
I recently shared the details of my popular multitasking exercise with Marco Santarelli, on his popular podcast show, Passive Real Estate.
Give it a listen and then give the exercise a try.
As a quick review, the three main costs of switchtasking are:
1. Decreased productivity, as tasks take longer to complete.
2. Increased stress for you and those around you.
3. Increased mistakes.
The quick test I describe demonstrates these costs in less than a minute. All you need is something to write with, a piece of paper, and a timer.
Ready to give it a try?
Dave’s book, The Myth of Multitasking, is available now on Amazon. Learn how to minimize switchtasking and stop paying all the costs!