Women,the better multitaskers?Research work done by a famous psychologist has shown that men typically do one and a half things at a time, but women, especially mothers, do closer to five.
A study at Michigan State University found that women multitask 10 hours more per week than men and that engaging in multitasking activities increases stress, negative emotions, and perceived work-life conflict. This may be one reason women experience more stress than men even if their workloads are similar.
Another reason is that women typically worry more than men and are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety.
Research attributes this to both structural and chemical differences in their brains. A lack of focused attention often can lead to greater anxiety because our thoughts go to worrying about the future.
Focused attention is a meditation technique which can be practised to gain control over such situations and giving the best performance for the current tasks without taking stress and anxiety about its completion,deadlines etc.
Members,what are your observations on this topic in your respective fields for both the genders ?