Experts Say Multitasking Can Be Counterproductive

In a world of multitasking and constant distractions, from the ping of texts and emails to everyone having to wear more hats at work than they used to, time management is one of the biggest challenges.

We might feel like we’re doing more, and in a way we are, but we’re actually getting less done in the process.

It has been scientifically demonstrated that the brain cannot effectively or efficiently switch between tasks, so you lose time.

It takes four times longer to recognize new things so you’re not saving time; multitasking actually costs time. You also lose time because you often make mistakes.