How many times have you bragged about how good of a multitasker you are? I know I am not alone. You can admit it. Only you and I will know your secret weapon!

In all seriousness, I always thought I was great at multitasking and I was getting so much more done. However, I never really realized the impact that that multitasking could and would have on my work. I had read articles about the impact of doing too many things at one time. It could cause you to make more errors than normal, more stress during the time as well as a loss of productivity.

I never believed it until a business coach, Michelle Demers of Coworking Clubs had a group of us do an experiment. It opened my eyes. Watch this video I created and do the experiment yourself.

After this experiment, I learned that I was not doing my best work when I was multitasking. It was actually costing me to multitask as my work was taking more time rather than less.

In this article by Kristy, a guest blogger on A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, she discusses 7 Reasons Why Multitasking Is Not The Answer. Which of these reasons resonate with you?

What are your thoughts about multitasking? Please comment below and let us know. Also post your experiment results. It will be interesting to see how we are all affected.