It is almost universally stated that women are better at multi tasking than men. A proper review of the research now shows that this may not be the case at all, or at best the evidence is not there to support the contention.
Debunking this myth would be a good thing because at the moment the belief that they can multi task effectively, encourages women to try to work in that way, when in fact all of the evidence says that humans perform much more effectively if they perform one task at a time and attack their jobs in sequence as opposed to trying to deal with them in parallel.
Popular stereotypes say, women are better multitaskers. Many articles claim a female advantage. Women came out as better multitaskers when researchers did an exercise in which people walking on a treadmill had to simultaneously complete a cognitive task. Many studies of men and women in other cognitive skills, show men’s and women’s performance is similar. Yet there are some tasks in which one sex outperforms the other. It is well-established that men do better when imagining what complex 3-dimensional figures would look like if they were rotated. Women outperform men in certain verbal abilities such as remembering a list of words or other verbal content. Women’s supposed superiority at multitasking has garnered headlines, the scientific findings regarding sex differences in multitasking abilities are inconsistent: some studies found no differences while others reported either a male or female advantage.