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Bilinguals better at multitasking, researchers find

I am glad to be bilingual. According to new research, I can multi-task better than monolingual people and prioritize tasks between multiple projects. Sounds like a good skill to have as a project manager.

Recent research indicates that bilingual speakers can outperform monolinguals–people who speak only one language — in certain mental abilities, such as editing out irrelevant information and focusing on important information, said Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Penn State. These skills make bilinguals better at prioritizing tasks and working on multiple projects at one time.

With that said, I still don’t like to multi-task. I like to run marathons on one task to get it done. I like to just wire into a task, and dive deep into thinking about it and being creative with it.