multi-tasking

Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

Resource Author:  Prof. David M. Levy
Resource Date:  01/12/2016
Resource Name:  Amazon
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David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the “fast world” of high tech and the “slow world” of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced, and more effective, while online.

In a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use, Levy has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while multitasking, and also to experiment with unplugging for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow readers—in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their homes—to make meaningful and powerful changes.

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Can Anything be Done about Students Multitasking?

Resource Author:  Maryellen Weimer, PhD
Resource Date:  01/31/2018
Resource Name:  The Teaching Professor Blog
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The amount of multitasking students do during class and while studying is alarming.

Consistently, in response to surveys, more than 85% of students say they have their phones on in class, are looking at texts as they come in and during class, and between 70 and 90% say they respond to texts in class. And this is happening in courses with policies that prohibit or significantly curtail the use of electronic devices.

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Singletasking by Devora Zack (book review)

Resource Author:  Nugget team
Resource Date:  01/17/2018
Resource Name:  Nugget web site
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The message of this book is quite simple: multitasking doesn’t work.

The fact that you’re doing it and you’re still successful doesn’t mean the opposite. It probably means that you don’t have enough time to do anything else. And that you’ll finish twice as more if you start to singletask.

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5 Tips for Bringing More Mindfulness to Your Work

Resource Author:  Jacqueline Carter
Resource Date:  01/18/2018
Resource Name:  Globoforce blog
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The root cause of stress and work-related exhaustion does not come from what is happening in our external environment, but how we respond to it from our internal landscape; more specifically – from how our mind reacts to what we are experiencing and the extent to which we are able to effectively manage our mind, or not.

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Is multitasking bad for your productivity?

Resource Author:  Rakhi Acharyya
Resource Date:  01/09/2018
Resource Name:  Careerizma web site
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You can hardly be alone, in this modern age. Bombarded with gadgets that fit your palm to the huge screens that have replaced walls, you cannot escape the captivating attraction of being connected, entertained, stimulated and engaged all at the same time!

And what happens when your senses are overactive – when you are checking your inbox, a whatsapp message, an SMS, the latest beer commercial, the number of “likes” on your clever status message? You end up being, what is colloquially called, a Multitasker – one who does many things at once.

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Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study

Resource Author:  Johanna I Westbrook, Magdalena Z Raban, Scott R Walter, Heather Douglas
Resource Date:  01/20/2018
Resource Name:  BMJ Journals
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Interruptions, multitasking and poor sleep were associated with significantly increased rates of prescribing errors among emergency physicians. WMC mitigated the negative influence of these factors to an extent. These results confirm experimental findings in other fields and raise questions about the acceptability of the high rates of multitasking and interruption in clinical environments.

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FCA urged to cut paperwork for IFAs to stop ‘information overload’

Resource Author:  Justin Cash
Resource Date:  09/25/2015
Resource Name:  Ccitywire
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been urged to cut the volume of disclosures required for IFAs amid concerns that consumers are facing an ‘information overload.’

In its response to the FCA’s Smarter Consumer Communications discussion paper, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (Apfa) also welcomed the regulator’s suggestion to develop a ‘layering’ approach to rules to indicate priority, as opposed to a current regulatory environment where ‘all rules are created equal.’

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For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights

Resource Author:  Steve Lohr
Resource Date:  08/17/2014
Resource Name:  New York Times
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Technology revolutions come in measured, sometimes foot-dragging steps. The lab science and marketing enthusiasm tend to underestimate the bottlenecks to progress that must be overcome with hard work and practical engineering.

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The Internet: A Welcome Distraction

Resource Author:  Marie Myung-Ok-Lee
Resource Date:  11/18/2013
Resource Name:  The New York Times
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Every time somebody says to me, “It’s so impressive how you manage to get writing done despite being on Facebook/Twitter/etc. all the time,” I cringe. I’ve been hit by a backhanded compliment. I’m surfing, tweeting and emailing — leaving my digital prints everywhere and probably picking up some nasty computer viruses — while serious writers are working pristinely, heroically beyond the clutches of the Internet. (more…)

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How Content Companies can Fight Users’ Information Overload

Resource Author:  Bree Brouwer
Resource Date:  01/24/2014
Resource Name:  EContent
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The amount of data produced each day is staggering. In fact, the Harvard Business Review points out that “more data cross the internet every second than were stored in the entire internet just 20 years ago.” Because of this, internet users experience “information overload,” where they become overwhelmed with the bevy of information available — even pushed on them — through multiple technologies.

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