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The Myths of Multitasking

By Jim Brinson and Kasie Brinson
Faculty, School of STEM at American Public University

In today’s world, one shifts focus frequently to cope with information inundation. Constant shifts in focus place considerable demands on cognitive processes and resources, leading to a decrease in performance. Additional research confirms this performance reduction, which suggests that focusing on a single primary task results in better resource direction and adequate processing, encoding, and storing of tasks. Uninterrupted processing yields minimal errors with respect to information retrieval.

Top Four Fitness Tips for the Cube Dweller

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

I am not a fitness expert beyond my desire to keep myself healthy. As I have gotten older, I have found that my desk job and my fitness goals are at odds. I recently took a new look at my habits, got some advice from a personal trainer, and changed my workplace routines a bit. My overall goal is to move more. As a fitness pro said to me, “Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t move, you die.”

Bad Habit Slimdown, Week 26: Messaging at Work

By J. Mason Online Career Tips Editor Our interactions with co-workers can be a great release for tension but can fill up several minutes of your day that could be allotted to completing other tasks. Unless you're planning on resolving a current conflict, or sharing a piece of code through the chat box you're completely diverting your attention span away from your task at hand. You may think you can multitask, but keep note of how motivated you feel to finish that report after a gab session in chat.