Multitasking is a Myth: Focus on One Thing at a Time for Maximum Efficiency (EDU976M)

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Event Description

Identify Solutions to Help Employees and Students Overcome the Myth of Multitasking

When it comes to work and school, many people take pride in their ability to “multitask.” They believe that they can effectively work or study while surfing the net, texting, and watching an online video all at the same time – without its having a negative impact on their performance. But they are wrong – and so are you, if you thought you could do that, too!

Research shows that multitasking is a myth, and in reality, you are engaging in task-switching (also called task-shifting or serial tasking). Multitasking may seem like an efficient way to save time and get more done, but, under certain circumstances, it takes more time and causes more errors. So how do you persuade your employees or students to minimize distractions when pursuing important endeavors? This session by expert speaker Peggy Mitchell Clarke will debunk the myth of multitasking and identify solutions to help both yourself and others approach learning and working more efficiently and effectively.

Session Highlights

Participants will:

  • Understand the myth of multitasking and the reality of task switching (also called serial tasking or task-shifting)
  • Briefly review some of the research on how multitasking affects learning and performance
  • Identify solutions to help employees and students overcome the myth of multitasking
  • Examine effective and efficient approaches to task completion
  • Discuss potential classroom and work policies that can limit multitasking
  • Describe ways to utilize mobile devices and laptops as beneficial productivity and learning tools while minimizing the distractions

Key Takeaways

  • Understand why multitasking is a myth
  • Examine effective and efficient approaches to task completion
  • Learn how to minimize distractions while using technology
  • Help you, your students or your team be more productive

Who Should Attend

  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Administrators at 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic affairs/instruction
  • Student services/affairs
  • Dean of instruction
  • Department chairs
  • Health directors
  • Counseling directors
  • Directors of housing
  • Resident directors
  • Campus safety personnel
  • Human resources staff and managers
  • Student code of conduct officers
  • Managers and supervisors

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our extremely knowledgeable speaker.

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety... More info

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    Event Title: Multitasking is a Myth: Focus on One Thing at a Time for Maximum Efficiency
    Presenter(s): Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke