On 1964 the word “multitask” was used by the first time to describe a new computer system. The name was given to the several capabilities of the system. Over the time, humans have tried to adopt this system into their daily life tasks often to improve productivity.
However, as humans we have to recognize that the brain works differently than a machine does. There are multiple scientific studies that demonstrate that performing more than one task at the time result in mistakes, distractions and wasting time. In t1990s, Dr. Rogers and collaborators found that in the moment that people had to switch between two tasks they increase the time of its performance. On the contrary, focusing in one thing “paying attention” is more efficient.
The business insider interviewed the CEO of Amazon “Jeff Bezos” to shared the key of his success.
He recognizes that it is necessary to avoid multitask and instead focus on your talents.
Focus steps are more efficient and improve productivity successful. Technology can help improving our tasks, but it is just a tool. Instead, we should focus on practices to use wisely our time, talents and paying attention in order to be more productive and achieve success.