Multitasking’s Adverse Effects

Many people today profess to excel at multitasking!

Admittedly, the ability to multitask is necessary in many occupations, but it may not be good for safety and efficiency levels. Australian researchers observed 98 nurses preparing and administering more than 4000 medications to patients, and found that each interruption resulted in a 12% increase in procedural and clinical failures. Four interruptions doubled the risk of major error compared to having no interruptions at all.

PositiveTip: Seek to minimize interruptions in order to be safe and efficient in all your activities.