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Infographic: The Negative Effects Of Multitasking

February 3, 2014

Do you consider yourself particularly proficient at multitasking? Think again. Multitasking is the opposite of proficient; in fact, it negatively affects your productivity. Focusing on one task at a time is the best way to accomplish any given task to the best of your ability. When focusing on more than one thing at a time, we may believe we are being more productive than if we focused on only one thing; however, we are producing work at a lesser quality and developing a lesser understanding of the material we're focusing on. Still don't believe it? Here's an infographic that better explains all the ways multitasking negatively affects your productivity:

Infographic courtesy of visual.ly.

Infographic courtesy of visual.ly.


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