Women Are Better At Multitasking. Find Out Why?
Multitasking is something that we all do at some point or the other in our lives. Watching a soft ball game along with munching on a sandwich is an example of multitasking. You are performing two tasks at the same time. Similarly, cooking something and chopping vegetables at the same time is also an example of multitasking. This property is something that is necessary for us to run our lives efficiently and in speed. If we did one task at a time then everything would be immeasurably slow.
Since the 1990s, psychologists are experimenting on the nature of multitasking as well as its limits as in to what extent is its practice possible and what is the saturation point. These studies have shown that multitasking is not essentially an ideal working condition because it requires switching off and on of our concentrations every time a shift from one task to another task is made. It has also been proved that women are better multitaskers than men. In a test designed for both men and women, where two simultaneous activities had to be performed, women scored way above their male counterparts. It was thus proved scientifically that women are better at multitasking in comparison to men.
In our everyday lives, we often see women multitasking more than men do. Our mothers and grandmothers have always multitasked more than our fathers or grandfathers. As such, women are more efficient in handling situations than are men. On top of that women are organized and thus multitasking becomes easier. On an average, women have a 40 percent more multitasking capacity than men. Working mothers have to do their household work, office work, look after their kids as well as cook and clean at all time while their husbands mostly do not equally share in their tasks. In fact, the activities that women perform during multitasking are more often labor intensive activities which, on top of everything, are very much a matter of scrutiny. Even within this pressure of criticism, women manage excellently while men, with less intensive labor and lower exposure to criticism, multitask to a meager 37.8 percent in comparison to 52.8 percent for women.