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The Myth of Multitasking

Was ist einer der grössten Mythen in der Arbeitswelt?






One response to “The Myth of Multitasking”

  1. missmos Avatar

    Zwei Gedanken aus dem Artikel haben mich überzeugt:
    “When we talk about multitasking, we are really talking about attention: the art of paying attention, the ability to shift our attention, and, more broadly, to exercise judgment about what objects are worthy of our attention. People who have achieved great things often credit for their success a finely honed skill for paying attention. When asked about his particular genius, Isaac Newton responded that if he had made any discoveries, it was “owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.””
    “Today, our collective will to pay attention seems fairly weak. We require advice books to teach us how to avoid distraction. In the not-too-distant future we may even employ new devices to help us overcome the unintended attention deficits created by today’s gadgets.”

    Ansonsten: Hm. Es bezieht sich doch sehr spezifisch auf den gleichzeitigen Gebrauch elektronischer Hilfs- und Kommunikationsmittel. Dass die angestrebte Symbiose von Aufmerksamkeit und Kommunikation beziehungsweise der Informationsaufnahme nur am Multitasking scheitern, bezweifle ich hingegen.