September 13-16, 2020 I Wherever You Are

The Myth of Multitasking: How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

The Myth of Multitasking: How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

In an era of 24/7 connectedness and ‘nose to the grind-stone’ ideologies, multitasking has become something of a workplace badge of honour. In fact, it’s often heralded as a ‘work skill’ in interviews and on resumes. But is it really? These days the overwhelm of technology and lack of boundaries between work and the rest of life mean that multitasking feels more like a necessity than a choice. How else will I get it all done? The truth is that multitasking doesn’t make us more productive; in fact, the exact opposite is true. In this eye-opening session, you will:

  • Explore the signs of ‘auto-pilot living’, why it happens, and how to get off it.
  • Look at how multitasking impacts productivity, what’s happening in your brain when you take on too much, and how it hinders learning and memory.
  • Discuss simple strategies for being more mindful and focused when it matters most.
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