One. Thing. At. A. Time. When you try to tackle multiple tasks that require attention at one time, you’re switchtasking. Switchtasking isn’t something our brains are capable of processing effectively.
Therefore, we end up these three adverse side effects—or costs—as a result:
- Loss of time
- Decreased quality of work
- Increased stress levels
Think of a recent time you switchtasked. What costs did you pay?
Read more about switchtasking costs in Dave’s book, The Myth of Multitasking.