File under: Self Improvement
I know that I have written job descriptions that have specifically required the ‘Ability to multitask’ in the first few bullet points. After reading this it makes me think I had it all wrong. If doing multiple things at once or switching back and forth from project to project lowers my IQ, I need to re-think my approach.
This is my favorite quote from the article:
“For men, multitasking can drop IQ as much as 15 points, essentially turning you into the cognitive equivalent of an 8-year-old. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself stocking up on pop rocks.”