The big boss in my department asked one of my colleagues to find articles pertaining to multitasking. Why, is she thinking of implementing multitasking in this department?? Why multitask, do multitask really help in improving the qualities and quantities of works?? Talking of multitasking, I think there is no need to start implements it in this department because the staffs already doing it. Answer the phone while typing a letter and listening to the radio, isn’t that good enough to show that they are actually multitasker?? Wait a minute, not all the staffs in this department are multitasker I guess. Basically, those who tend to multitask are those from Generation Y and Generation X.
Nowadays, multitasking is demanded by most employers. Is multitasking relevant to be implementing in doing job?? Earl Miller, the neuroscientist said, “people can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves”. It shows that we simply can’t focus on more than one thing at a time. Furthermore, multitasking for a long time could lead to fatigue, burnout and stress among the staffs in which it will be costly to the organization itself.
Here an article that I’ve found on NST pertaining to multitasking: http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/myth-of-multitasking-1.66654
TAKE CONTROL: You are not productive if you do too many tasks simultaneously.
* Today, the boss goes to Multitasking Workshop.