A woman can cook a delicious meal while talking over the phone, folding the laundry as well as keeping an eye on the kids. Witnessing that, it seems that women are born with a gift of multitasking. However, men think otherwise. They believe multitasking is a very easy thing to do and they can handle it better than any woman. If a man is asked to carry out all these tasks at a time, would he be able to do it without any problems? He probably will lose focus on the kids or notice the food only when it`s burnt.
Many people take pride in their multitasking ways wherein many believe that watching TV and eating dinner is also multitasking. Well, it can be, only if one goes by the definition which says that doing more than one tasks at a time is multitasking. Nonetheless, the term is used for greater means wherein watching TV and eating dinner is combined with talking over the phone, chatting on IM, checking and replying to emails and simply throw in some more things.
There has been a battle of sexes over various things and who is better at multitasking is another long-going debate. A recent research has showed that women are far better at multitasking than men. During the research, a group of 50 men and 50 women were observed solving several simple problems at a time and the results depicted that 70% women performed much better than their male counterparts.
The test included three different tasks: solving simple mathematics problem, locating restaurants on a city map and drawing a strategy diagram for searching a lost key in a field. To top that, all the participants were given a phone call during the test (answering was optional) wherein they were asked additional questions. Women excelled in all tests, leaving their rivals behind. While women came up with excellent strategies to find the keys, men struggled to come up with even reasonable ones.
The survey showed that women are better at not only multitasking but also come up with productive solutions to problems while juggling other things at the same time. It seems justifiable as juggling home, work, children, family, friends and relatives has been an intrinsic part of every woman`s life for a while now. They try to squeeze in as many task as they can in a day so as to maintain a well-balanced life. Since carrying out too many tasks at a time has become a way of life for women, they have emerged as exceptional equipped when it comes to multitasking.