Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beware Employees Who Boast About Multitasking

Those who claim to be best at multitasking are actually the worst at it, a new study says.

If you've ever worked in a large organization, you're probably already familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect even if you don't know the psychological term for the phenomenon. The immortal words of philosopher Bertrand Russell sum it up nicely: "the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

Or, to put it in the modern parlance, idiots don't know they're idiots, and the most skilled are generally also the most self-critical. You've probably observed this effect in many domains (driving and management maybe), but science recently added another entry to the roster of areas where people are often dangerously deluded.

Know that guy who claims to be a multitasking ninja? Yeah, in reality he's probably abysmal at it.

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