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Part II: Multi-Tasking > What the Experts Say

Chapter 6. What the Experts Say

If you are still not convinced that multi-tasking is not a good way to get things done, maybe some scientific proof will change your mind. Psychologists and efficiency experts have been studying multi-tasking for many years and the results cannot be argued: Multi-tasking is not effective.

In one recent study by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in conjunction with the University of Michigan, researchers measured the time it took subjects to perform and switch between varied tasks of increasing complexity. The study showed that multi-tasking may seem more efficient on the surface but may take more time in the end.


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