BACKGROUND

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Almost everyone has a lot to deal with nowadays. Everyone wants something from you. We want a family and a career, we want a fulfilling social life and exercise three times a week. And we are also continuously online.

Many people nowadays feel compelled to do several things at the same time; they continuously try to multitask. But as it turns out, scientists state that multitasking is in fact not possible:

Multitasking is a myth’.

When you are on the phone and read an email at the same time, you are not truly multitasking: the brain just switches from one task to another. This is what they call switchtasking. You will pay a heavy toll for switchtasking!

When you regularly check your email or WhatsApp while at work, you are also switching. Your work needs your attention, but your messages too. Because of this, they say, it is impossible to fully focus on your work.

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The best thing would be if you would start to monotask (finish something before you start something new), but nowadays, people almost demand that you start multitasking (switchtasking).

During 'Multitasking is a myth', participants experience the costs of switchtasking. If they do decide to start switchtasking, they will receive tips on how they can do this as efficiently as possible.

Afterwards of course, everyone will get a booklet they can take home so that they can look it over again when it suits them. It is wonderful to see what is stirred within the group. Everyone can and wants to put these experiences into practice immediately.

Scientists agree that switchtasking will cost you greatly:

 

  • 40% less productivity

  • More errors

  • A few minutes before the focus is back

  • Less creativity and fewer new insights

  • Temporary decrease in IQ

  • Stress, less attention to environment

  • It takes a lot of energy

ACTIVE WORKSHOP

Up to 90 persons

45 to 120 minutes.

After a PowerPoint introduction and demonstration, the participants will practice with real breakable spinning-plates. In between, there is plenty of opportunity to share experiences and ask questions.

INTERACTIVE KEYNOTE

Large rooms

 20 to 60 minutes.

The crowd will be presented with various exercises during this fascinating interactive lecture, but they do remain seated. The lecture ends with an act of 10 rotating plates.