Multitasking Is a Myth (Try This Instead)

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on Multitasking:

Can we Really multitask?

      • The whole concept of multitasking is a fallacy.
        Our brains are not like computer operating systems
      • We are human beings. The brain can’t perform multiple tasks that require high-level functioning or processing at one time. 

      • While we can walk and talk, we can’t effectively solve two problems at once.
      • We aren’t intended to run at high speeds, doing many things at once.
      • When we are interrupted, it takes our brain up to 23 minutes to re-orient.

Try This Instead

      • More: taking breaks, centering, creating open time, delegating, reflecting, walking, saying no, and being present/mindful.
      • Less: overscheduling, slack/instant messaging, channel checking, doom scrolling, shut off distractions, increase the signal-to-noise ratio.


Interview: Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, and author of Building Psychological Fitness (forthcoming November, 2021). She has spent nearly 25 years partnering with industry-leading organizations and coaching high-achieving professionals; she is motivated by a desire to help people thrive, enhance well-being, and optimize leadership skills at every phase, from burgeoning new entrants to accomplished senior leaders. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to mental health awareness and advocacy.


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