Interruption Science and the Myth of Multitasking

Christa Kirby, MA, LCAT, PMP, CSM, CSPO
VP, Talent Development and Leadership Practice Director
for Corporate Education Group

 Course ID: MDW1428 / Duration: 1 Hour / Credits: 1 PDU

About the Webinar

In today’s business world we are so bombarded by information that many (if not most) of us live in a state of continuous partial attention. While there are those who swear they can multitask, our brains are not designed to do that. We do not multitask; we switch-task, which involves processing sequential interruptions.

What psychologists and brain scientists tell us about interruptions is that they have a fairly profound effect on the way we think. It becomes much harder to sustain attention – to think about one thing for a long period of time – and to think deeply when new stimuli are pouring at you all day long.

In this webinar we will rethink some of our assumptions about focus and attention. We’ll unmask some of the “disruption costs” of interruptions, including heightened stress and diminished quality. You’ll leave the session with some concrete ways to:


  • Prioritize and organize your time.
  • Enhance your ability to do "deep work."
  • Successfully manage distractions.
  • Increase your productivity.


About the Presenter

Christa Kirby headshot 2019

Christa Kirby, Vice President of Talent Development and Leadership Practice Director at Corporate Education Group (CEG), has more than 15 years of experience in communication, leadership, and consulting for a global audience. She is a highly motivated learning and development professional with a unique confluence of experience in leadership development, consulting, change management, project management, coaching and mentoring, facilitation, and instructional design. Christa has designed, developed, and delivered numerous interactive leadership programs and blended learning solutions for clients worldwide and has worked in 28 countries. Christa’s certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator, and MBTI and EQ-i 2.0 certified.

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