Leadership Training On Multitasking-ssdao

Leadership Im Amy Brann from Synaptic Potential.. and were looking at whether multitasking has a place in leadership training today. The reason for this is because if our aim is to create leaders who are efficient and effectively leading people, then we need to look at multitasking because its something that a lot of people feel that they need to do in todays world. Leaders are often very special people; they have the ability to inspire people, bring people together and to get a result through who they are and they are often very special wonderful people. One of the biggest challenges that leaders tell us that they have during leadership trainings is finding enough time to think. People recognize that thinking is really important to their role as a leader. So where does multitasking .e in? Some people feel that they multitask on a regular basis and theres one of a couple of different things that could actually be going on when we are multitasking. The working memory part of your brain that is used when you are focusing on tasks that may be difficult actually requires a lot of brain energy. This part of your brain can only be doing one thing at once. It just cant do more than one thing at a time. So in these cases multitasking is a myth because you can only do one task in this area at a time. Other parts of your brain can run things in the background. For example, almost everyone has driven somewhere at the same time been on a hands free set. So theyre been able to talk to someone while also driving and driving. This involves two different parts of your brain and if the route is one you know well, then that can operate in the background, not taking up much energy. Most of us had the experience of driving somewhere and not being consciously aware of the route that theyre taking and thats because it happens unconsciously. Whats fantastic with that is unconscious processes frees up the parts of your brain that require more energy to focus on other things. Were going a little in depth into multitasking but I think its important to see why we need to look at this from a leadership training perspective. So thats one way that we can be multitasking, when two parts of the brain are doing different things. Like listening to music and doing exercise because we can .bine things in a way that utilize other parts of our brain and thats very easy from a multitasking perspective. Where it gets tricky and leadership trainings need to step it up a notch is when were trying to do something like answering emails while were on an important conference call and also proofreading document. If were trying to do all those things then thats a bit extreme! Each of them are very important in terms of the capacity that they take from our brain. It isnt possible to do each of these at the same time. The idea that multitasking is happening in these situations is a myth and its not actually happening. If you were doing all of those tasks actually what is happening is that youre doing them individually and then youre switching between them quickly. This is what were talking about in terms of not being productive. Leadership training has a responsibility to teach people that by switching between individual things that have got high energy requirement from the brain your efficiency is dramatically reduced. In the switching process you lose time. Many studies have been done that illustrates the time lost between the switching. Over an extended period it will really be.es quite detrimental and its tiring your brain out much quicker than you need to. The best way of dealing on a situation like that is do one thing, get it done and move on to the next. Another myth to look at in leadership training is the idea that women are much better in multitasking than men. The myth .ponent of this is that women can multitask on these brain intensive things – but the truth is that they cant do it either; no one can do it! One area of the brain can only focus on one thing at a time. Women are better in creating the illusion of multitasking and the reason for this is that theyve got a lot of white matter in their brain so theyve got more ability to take in the information and then distribute it to where they want it to go. They also got a much thicker corpus callusom, which is an area of the brain that connects the two hemispheres so this we think enables much better .munication between the two halves. Most people would agree that women can create a better illusion of multitasking. Thats why I think multitasking does have a place in modern leadership training and theres an opportunity to go much deeper into it. The brain can teach us how we can work best with it and get results that best correlate to our out.es. Amy Brann, Synaptic Potential.. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: