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Technologies have made us think that we can do multiple things all at once. We send emails while on the phone, watch TV while posting Facebook updates, and text while writing business letters. People tend to think that multitasking gets the job done faster. Does it?
An article published by Peter Bergman in Harvard Business Review reports that multitasking results to a 10% decrease in IQ. 10% may not seem much, but it’s actually equal to a night’s loss of sleep. Or even worse (or better, depending on who you ask), it’s twice the effect of smoking a joint.
The same study found that there was a noticeable 40% drop in work productivity in addition to an increase in stress levels. So if you think multitasking is efficient, think again.
Before multitasking in the workplace, think twice!
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