About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Who is Better at Multitasking - Man or Woman?

by Savitha C Muppala on October 25, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Font : A-A+

 Who is Better at Multitasking - Man or Woman?

A study points to better multitasking abilities in women as compared to men. This is especially so, when it comes to switching between tasks, a test conducted by psychologists in UK has revealed.

It appears that when it came to speed and organizing abilities, women were far superior to men, even though both sexes portrayed difficulty juggling priorities.

Advertisement

Researchers do agree that this is one subject that can do with more study as it can influence the organization of workplaces.

Co-author Dr Gijsbert Stoet, of the University of Glasgow, said, "Multitasking is getting more and more important in the office - but it's very distracting, all these gadgets interrupting our workflow. It could be that men suffer more from this constant switching."
Advertisement

During their study, researchers found that when it came to juggling between jobs, both men and women slowed down but men appeared to be slower than women. Men were markedly slower, and took sometimes 77% longer to respond as against 69% longer on the part of women.

"This difference may seem small, but it adds up over a working day or week", said Dr Stoet.

Psychologist Dr Dongning Ren of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said, "Still, it is possible that for certain tasks, men might be better at multitasking. It may depend on the nature of the tasks - sequential or simultaneous. Of course I don't think we should just assign women to roles where rapid switching is demanded. Studies show that men tend to think they're better at multitasking than they are in reality, and women tend to think they're worse than they really are."



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Amoebic Dysentery Multitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain? 

Recommended Reading
Women Prefer Multitasking Men
A new study has revealed that like humans, female frogs also prefer males who have the ability to .....
Stress, Multitasking Make Women Prone to Mental Health Problems
A recent insight has revealed that women are more prone to suffering mental health issues as ......
Multitasking: Bilingual Kids Better Than Single Language Speakers
A new study has said that kids who learn to speak two languages are better at switching between ......
Why Multitasking May Prove a Challenge for Autistic Children
Young people with autism may find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in ....
Amoebic Dysentery
Amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis is an infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea most frequent...
Multitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain?
Is multitasking good when your brain frantically switches between tasks or does it slow down the bra...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use