Who are better multi-taskers? Men or Women?

ByJayanthi

Who are better multi-taskers? Men or Women?

She was busy in the kitchen. It was a Monday morning. The school bus would be here anytime. It was idli for breakfast. While the first kid was unhappy about idli being the breakfast for the day, the second kid was super excited!  One preferred  coriander chutney. The other one preferred sambhar. Husband was already rushed and late for a meeting(what’s new?! :)) It was a super busy morning making breakfast/lunch – sending the kids and husband off to school/work and getting herself ready for work too!

After work, she had to give attention to both kids as each of them had separate requirements. One needed chart paper for a project, the other needed a printout. Home work, exams, were all over the place and seemed to be solely her responsibility. Dinner had to made and her own needs had to be met too. While her husband did step in every once in a while to help out…he could never keep with all the things she could do… 

Sounds like a familiar story? It is not mine 🙂 but I am sure it is many a woman’s story…

Multi-tasking is the art of doing multiple things simultaneously in my view. Who does this better? 

Working moms, stay at home moms, work from home moms, young ladies are all into multiple things at once. They will don multiple hats during the day and night. They create yummy food for their family according to each one’s taste, teach their kids, do their projects, become a doc for their kids during medical crisis, shuttle the kids from class to class, support their families, keep up with their own personal interests and more! I feel like they are demi-gods brandishing the ‘multi-tasking’ sword…

With all the above points, I have a faint idea about who is the better multi-tasker.. don’t you? 🙂

This post is my second post for #MyFriendAlexa by #Blogchatter!

Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master's degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA. She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! :)

15 Comments so far

JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)Posted on2:20 pm - Sep 11, 2018

That sounded like we are always on a rush! We are, aren’t we? The mad rush is something that I couldn’t really keep up with. I would prefer to say that my husband is better at multi-tasking than I do. I prefer one task at a time. I don’t prefer to multi-task. However, I agree that women are great at donning many hats!

Neha GuptaPosted on3:05 pm - Sep 11, 2018

No doubt we, women are multi-taskers !!Thanks for writing on this topic Jayanthi !! For a moment I felt I am reading my own story !!

VaradPosted on10:10 pm - Sep 11, 2018

Everybody has to multitask in this world – Man/Woman, it doesn’t matter. If you are selecting the sample size as mornings at home, then yes, the women win hands down. They are awesome. But doesn’t mean men don’t/ can’t multitask too. I don’t want to kick off a debate here, so I’m just going to end with we do too. 🙂

NamrathaPosted on10:27 pm - Sep 11, 2018

When I started working the first thing I learnt was on taking on more than I could handle. Saying NO.

But that doesn’t seem to work at home. Thankfully, husbands these days take on some of the responsibilities, else it becomes imperative for even those not naturally good at multitasking(like me) to be forced to.

Namratha from #firstgreenstep

Nayantara HegdePosted on1:34 am - Sep 12, 2018

This post just helped me decide if I want to have a second child or not. Take a guess? I have enough multitasking for now. but two types of chutneys and sambars and breakfast oh i don’t think I can handle that. 😉

PriPosted on1:44 am - Sep 12, 2018

I agree with your post wholeheartedly. Being a woman is a thankless job. Multi-tasking is our superpower really. If not for it, we would have never be able to manage the million responsibilities on our shoulders.
Great piece! Makes me proud that I’m a woman.

Cheers to us!

TamannaPosted on12:17 pm - Sep 12, 2018

This is so me. I don’t have two kids but we always have a variety on the table. The maddening rush in the morning teaches every woman to multi-task. Having said that, I wouldn’t deny that there are some men who are equally good at multi-tasking.

Suchita AgarwalPosted on3:19 pm - Sep 12, 2018

I don’t know about men and women but I’m sure not a good multi-tasker. Mother is. Her mind can work in 10 different directions. Hmmm maybe it’s mothers who are great multi-taskers!

Purva BhatiaPosted on6:24 pm - Sep 12, 2018

I don’t think women especially mothers can function without multi tasking! How is one supposed to do so much in 24 hrs! I am reading and commenting here while doing two other house chores!

Rohan KachaliaPosted on1:04 pm - Sep 13, 2018

Women are a better multitasker, but even men are not lagging behind. They can also pitch in when required.

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