Were you always told multi-tasking is bad? Tim Harford, the undercover economist challenges the belief ‘multi-tasking is bad’. Then, how do you get multi-tasking to work for you? How can it help you stay organized with your creative tasks unleashing your natural creativity?
Tim Harford says, “Slow it down.”
He calls it slow motion multi-tasking.
3 ways to make multi-tasking unleash your creativity
1. Take an original idea from its original context and move it somewhere else. And that’s when creativity comes to you.
2. Learning to do one thing well. This allows you to work on the other task. To me, it felt like, ‘creating a second nature for yourself’.
3. Using diverse context building and shifting can provide assistance when you are stuck.
I loved his example of Charles Darwin.