Perform many tasks at the same time brings some physiological changes. The term multitasking was applied to computers able to run two or three tasks at the same time, it is now used to describe employees who prepare their reports while consulting the state of their social in cellular networks, answer one they call on the landline, go to the office of a colleague to ask a question and resume their activity.
“Today, the ideal for employees is to gather in one place voice, video, text and social media to share and receive information and business documents easily. With solutions like the truly unified communications technology not only becomes the hero of this generation of workers, if not in your best interest to avoid health conditions caused by multitasking activities,” explains Maria Paula Romero, CEO of Unify Region Andean & CAM.
Unify a company that provides communication solutions aimed at meeting the needs of the new way of working, collected some of the physiological consequences that entails do several tasks at once. Focus on task by task or group communications on a single platform, are the best alternatives to the nakedness.
These are some of the most important changes that your body may be experiencing, whether it is a faithful practitioner of multitasking:
1. The multitasking generates cortisol (stress hormone) and adrenaline (hormone and neurotransmitter): It increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages, and that is what is activated as a natural response of the human body to have a perception of harm, attack or threat to survival. This excessively stimulates the brain, creating a fog condition. It also creates a feedback loop dopamine-addiction.
2. Reduce IQ: According to research by Gresham College in London, being in a situation where you’re trying to concentrate on a task and have unread mail in the inbox can reduce your cash IQ 10 points. (As a side note, the study says is similar, and in some cases exceeds, the cognitive impairment is smoking marijuana).
3. Stores information in the wrong place: Stanford University found that when multitasking practice, the actual information is going to the wrong place in your brain. University students analyzed and studied watched TV at the same time, and found that schoolwork was stored in the striatum, a region in the brain used for storage of new procedures and skills. Only this is not the place. Without the distraction of TV, schoolwork stored in the hippocampus, the part of the brain where they should organize and categorize information for easy retrieval.
4. Every time you change your attention, your body burns glucose hydrogen: This is the same fuel it needs to stay active on a task. To burn faster glucose, the body feels exhausted on a shorter period of time. Ironically, if it runs on a single task, burn less glucose and can keep the brain fed for longer periods of time.
5. Dispersed in various activities is the problem: It is proved that if a worker has a system of multimodal conversation (on a single platform that can work, see post, talking with colleagues, etc.) less glycogen and workers not only burn they are more productive, but happier. This is the foundation of truly unified communications systems with companies from different sectors are creating a new category of productivity achieving a higher level of employee satisfaction.