Humans can’t do Multitasking

Photo by the creative exchange
Photo by the creative exchange

No, not even women. Of course, we all already got sucked up so much into a phone call that we can’t remember what happened on the road during the last 100km on the motorway. But we delegated the activity “driving a car” to our subconscious. This is not possible for activities that require our attention. We have to switch constantly and these set-up times stress us – as individuals and in teams.

A computer can only do multitasking if it has several identical parallel computing cores. Then an intelligent dispatcher controls the optimal utilization of the processors. Is there such a thing for teams?

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Leaders must be crazy, right?

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If you look around in today’s world or even in history, you could easily conclude that pathological personality disorders are the basis for success as a respected leader. Of course, hardly any of these personalities have been officially diagnosed with the disease – this would be detrimental to their status. However, it has always caused much suffering. What would all these people answer to the most difficult of all questions: “Are you happy?”

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