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David Sanbonmatsu's Research Shows We're Not As Good At Multitasking As We Think

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Is multitasking a struggle for you? There's a secret to improving productivity, according to an article published in Mic, and it's to focus on one thing at a time.

Dr. David Sanbonmatsu's research has found an inverse relationship between perceived multitasking ability and actual multitasking ability. Only 2% of the population is actually good at multitasking, and the people who think they are the best multitaskers are the least likely to be good at it. The research shows that focused attention maximizes productivity, while shifting attention between topics can yield fresher thinking. David’s advice is to schedule your switches. If you’ve hit a block with one task, take time away and work on other things.

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Last Updated: 10/19/17