In today's world, we are all expected to be more versatile, ready for multi-tasking and be at the top of our game given the competitive crowd. But having a multi-pronged lifestyle can lead to an overwhelming amount of stress and fatigue. This is why tools for productivity that slide easily into our fast-paced routines are a must. But does relying on our gadgets prove to be the best among all productivity tools?
According to studies, writing down notes may be slower when it comes to produced word count, but it is definitely more effective in information retention than typing. This is because people who type down their notes tend to simply transcribe what is being fed to them, while writing allows the subject to paraphrase and absorb the information given its traditional nature. So for laidback folks who are still into handwritten notes and journals, talk about great news, right?
Now, for those whose interest was piqued by traditional note-taking, read up. We talked to Sally Koh, General Manager in Singapore of renowned stationery brand Collins Debden, on why traditional note-taking is still the queen of productivity tools even in today's digital age.