The New York Times has an interesting piece on its site today explaining why multitasking, something that everyone does in 2007, is not only bad for your productivity, but could also be downright dangerous for you.
Think you can juggle phone calls, e-mail, instant messages and computer work to get more done in a time-starved world? Read on, preferably shutting out the cacophony of digital devices for a while.
Several research reports, both recently published and not yet published, provide evidence of the limits of multitasking. The findings, according to neuroscientists, psychologists and management professors, suggest that many people would be wise to curb their multitasking behavior when working in an office, studying or driving a car.
What? Don’t tell me that driving a car, reading and listening to music at the same time could actually lead me into an accident? Unbelievable!