I came across this article from the Harvard Business Review that talks about the myth of multi-tasking. Research has shown time and time again that people who think they’re multi-tasking are really just dropping their productivity levels and doing a bad job at many things, it’s psychologically impossible to multitask.
This article really rings true for me as I find that I get the most rewarding and best work done when I turn off everything and focus on a single task, and yet sometimes it’s hard to do as distractions are everywhere. There’s twitter, Facebook, personal email, work email, conversations and meetings happening around you all the time…the list goes on.
But again, it’s good to be reminded every now and then about what works, and I’ll be making a better effort at it.