When to focus more. This leads to

 When people think of multitasking, they think
of how efficient and essential it is for everyday work, but they are wrong. The
Department of Applied Psychology, University of California’s “To Multitask or
Not to Multitask” explicitly argues against the efficiency of multitasking,
stating that it not only causes people to make more mistakes, but also changes
how the brain works, and leaves us remembering less information.  It all starts in the brain in the prefrontal
cortex. The prefrontal cortex is part of the brain that is used to pay
attention to one task by coordination with other parts of the brain. The
prefrontal cortex works best when focused on one task because it allows both
sides of the brain to work in unison, but when another job is added it cause either
side of the brain to work alone. This alone causes us to be less productive
when working but it can also cause our IQ to fall. This test was completed by
the University of London, and they found when people multitask it creates a 15
point IQ drop, leaving someone with the same IQ as an eight-year-old kid. In
the end not only will your IQ be affected but your efficiency in the workplace
may also be affected. This is because whenever you need to switch tasks, so
does your brain. This switch is called the rule activation. This action consists of the
brain shutting off the cognitive rule of the previous task and starting up the
rule for the next one. By doing this, people in the workplace become
less efficient due to the time it takes to switch to a new rule in the brain.

There
is a way to limit the amount of multitasking that’s happened in a workplace.
First, by giving more time to complete individual tasks, instead of switching
back and forth, allows our brain to focus more. This leads to a more efficient
workplace. Along with this, another way to help limit the amount of
multitasking we do in group work is by making sure everyone is very focused on
the task. By also decreasing the number of programs used will limit the time it
takes to change to a new job. If everyone just focuses on one project instead
of trying to juggle many tasks at once it will lead to a much more efficient workplace. 

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