In a world where pace of life is so important that often frantic people who can multitask are typically seen as efficient and effective. In fact many of us think that multitasking can boost our productivity and it is something that only very talented are capable of doing. After all don't we get more done when we do more then one thing at a time.
But what about reading SMS while driving or talking to someone over mobile phone while we have one hand on the steering of our car???
In fact, I witnessed a man driving his car while he was talking over his mobile phone and just could not manage to stop properly at a red traffic signal and finally ended up colliding with a bike going ahead. Fortunately there was no serious injury to the young man riding bike....but such things may lead to a serious accident.
Actually when we are driving, it calls for synchronizing so many things to safely navigate the roads, like....monitoring our speed, scanning ahead for upcoming hazards, Glancing to side view n rear view mirrors and processing all these information while keeping our car in its lane. In addition to all these we tend to layer on the mental workload by chatting over phone and in the process we simply loose our focus on driving which may lead to fatal accident.
It is of course possible for us to successfully pour a cup of tea while chatting over phone but if we are writing an important email and at the same time start talking over phone with an important business client, then we may have a bottle neck of information queuing up to be processed by our tiny brain and we may end up with nothing doing proper and purposeful.
Personally I admire women doing multitasking, when they manage their kids at home and perform efficiently many important roles at their workplace.....But imagine if they start managing their kids from workplace while doing some important assignments or keep on doing official things at home while having an eye on their kids n make them study or making breakfast for them, then there are more chances that they may find their cell phone in the cutlery drawer....the sugar bowl in the fridge and the office keys???..Oh! Still not able to find them.....
Therefore, I personally feel that multitasking often does not make us as productive as we think because we cannot fully focus when multitasking and it take longer for us to complete tasks and we are predisposed to error !!!