Is It Time to Rethink Multitasking?

If you ask ten independent pros about multitasking, it’s likely that eight will provide an answer while watching a monitoring dashboard, responding to an email, scrolling through a news feed and drinking a cup of coffee or glass of wine! Multitasking has become the accepted new normal in an ever connected world, but is it really effective?

According to a number of studies, articles and experts like Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University multitasking is not only ineffective but impossible. It's said that when you multitask, it's not a question of if you'll make a mistake, but when.

This infographic, produced by a video conferencing company, takes it a step further by presenting the high cost of multitasking:

 

The High Cost of Multitasking

Infographic via Visual.ly
Are you guilty of multitasking? Have you noticed an impact? Share your thoughts in the comments!