Informatics Professor Gloria Mark was the featured expert on a May 2 segment of KPCC’s show AirTalk discussing her research into multitasking in the workplace.
The story titled “Is monotasking the new multitasking?” relies on Mark’s expertise to help answer the questions:
- Multitasking in the workplace is typically lauded as an ideal capability for workers. But, how much work do multitaskers get done?
- Is there a lack of focus, making people more susceptible to making errors? Is there value in concentrating on one task at a time?
- How comfortable are you making the choice to zero in on one project at a time? How much time can you let pass before you check your email or twitter feed? Can you ignore a text?
Listen to the entire Mark’s interview on the AirTalk story.