The experts say you can’t effectively multi-task but many employers seek out prospects who are good multi-taskers.
I’m quite good at chewing bubble gum and taking a leisure walk but I suck at blowing bubbles during a quick pace (the gum gets all over my beard).
Is multi-tasking only possible when we are doing easy tasks that don’t require much thought?
Why is it easy (almost automatic) to consume snack foods while watching TV but practically impossible to eat food while putting a new desk together (especially one from IKEA)?
Here’s an idea, if you are looking to lose weight, try assembling a desk while watching TV.
In my experience, the more my brain is distracted on the task at hand; the more difficult it is to simultaneously do 2 difficult things. (I really had to concentrate there to make sure simultaneously wasn’t the last word in that sentence.)
So for all those employers who require multi-tasking, you’re either in need of a robot or you have no freaking clue what you’re talking about or the job is easy-peasy.