Men and Women Are Equal in Multitasking
• We came to know that women are ameliorating multitaskers as compared to men. Google search leads us to various press articles which tells us about the advantages of females and the quick results to any assigning task to them. When many researchers used FMRI skim to assess the capabilities of men and women they came to know that women can perform better than men in multitasking.
• But our last ten years analysis and studies about the competencies and the work performing abilities of men and women tells us that work performance of both the sexes is similar. But there are few tasks in which men and women are outgo each other. This is a natural process that some tasks are performed better by men and some by women. Men have great thinking and imagination power as compared to women, women can’t outgo from men in these things. On the other hand women have great command on verbal abilities like a list of words to remember. In such type of tasks women can give us better output than men.
• To make it clear that who is the best multitasker men or women? We arrange a CMPT test for assessing the capabilities of both the sexes who can perform better. In CMPT (Computerized meeting preparation task) we gave an unfamiliar task to the participants and said to them to arrange a meeting room in a given time. We found that the work performance of both the sexes is same. Now we can say that women are not quite better than men as press an article tells us. But we can’t omit the possibility that there are no sex differences but they exist in a very small manner.
• There is a need for other studies to retroflex these findings, or that investigate concurrent multitasking.
• One crucial reason for these differences is that many of the studies have examined gender differences using artificial laboratory tasks that don’t match with the complex and challenging multitasking activities of everyday life. And the second reason is that different researchers define the multitasking differently. To resolve this issue ProfPaul Burgess from LondonUniversity used the CMPT skim that was designed to resemble everyday life activities and at the same time that was grounded in the most comprehensive model of multitasking activities. Paul Burgess defines the two types of multitasking which is:
I. Concurrent Multitasking
II. Serial Multitasking
This is the perfect method for judging the work performance of both the sexes. That’s why this method is used for the assessment of the work performance.