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Video to Watch: The Myth of Multitasking Test

Background Tasking; Switchtasking

Guess what? You’re not actually multitasking. You’re really doing one of two things: background tasking or switchtasking! In this video, Dave Crenshaw, author of “The Myth of Multitasking,” guides you through an experience designed at helping you gain first-hand knowledge of switchtasking and its related costs.

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Is the automation paradox putting you at risk?

robot hand, human hand

Without technology, we would not have many of the things that make life easier today such as microwaves, computers and mobile phones; nor would we have life-saving advancements in the field of healthcare and medical research. People would still be succumbing to preventable diseases at an alarming rate. In today’s society, technology is ubiquitous.  Our children are dubbed “digital natives” because they never experienced a world that didn’t rely on computing power to function.

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Comfort and Safety are not the same thing

balancing stones

Comfort. Safety. We get these two confused. Did you ever know something but it took someone saying the concept out loud for you to take notice of it and think about it? This week, Gitte Klitgaard made me realize how often we conflate comfort and safety. You can be comfortable overeating, but that’s not safe. You can be comfortable doing way too much work or using yelling as your primary means of communication, but neither are safe. They just feel safe because that’s what we are used to doing. Making “safety nets” more visible is a sustainable way to help people embrace necessary change – change that moves us towards safety.

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