While conventional wisdom teaches us that multitasking makes us more efficient, research suggests that we're incapable of efficiently managing more than two tasks at a time. If you have a moment, take a break from what you're doing to look at this infographic on how multitasking induced stress impacts our brains. I hope you find the conclusions alarming and interesting enough to be shared with your friends and colleagues.
Here are some of the findings in brief:
- Our daily consumption of media has more than doubled in the last 50 years from 5 hours to 12 hours.
- The average computer user checks 40 websites a day, switching between programs 36 times an hour.
- 61% of adults admit to being addicted to the internet.
- Excessive internet use may lead to the atrophy of grey matter and impact memory, goal-setting, and decision making.