Multi-Tasking Is Unhealthy: 3 Reasons Why. Limit Your CrackBerry, CrackPhone and CrackOid Use

I’m always looking at my phone. Itching to scroll up and down the screen. Yearning to check my email. Nervous about wondering what’s happening on Twitter. I think that by reading a paper and checking email I am being more productive. I even have two monitors, so I can get MORE done.
But maybe I (and you) are fooling ourselves into thinking that even though we are doing “more”, we are really doing LESS.
McKinsey’s Quartely a journal from McKinsey and Company said that multi tasking limits you in three ways:

  • Slows us down
  • Hampers creativity
  • It makes us anxious and it’s addictive

The article reads:

For all the benefits of the information technology and communications revolution, it has a well-known dark side: information overload and its close cousin, attention fragmentation. These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard because senior executives so badly need uninterrupted time to synthesize information from many different sources, reflect on its implications for the organization, apply judgment, make trade-offs, and arrive at good decisions.

Check out the full article here.
I highly suggest you read it (while not glancing at your computer or phone) and consider how you can get more done and live a healthier, digital life, while still running your business.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook