Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Multitasking too taxing
I know—have a lot to do? Do it all at the same time!
Christina Tetreault, AZ Republic, June 17, 2012, says a phone in the ear, a hand on the keyboard, an open file all working at the same time—recipe for ARRRG.
You are what we used to call disorganized. Multitasking decreases efficiency over 40%.
Try instead prioritizing—is that a word now? It didn’t used to be.
First, pick the top three tasks for the day. Do one before even checking email.
Do the hardest task first.
Set aside a power hour—all work—60 minutes.
Turn off all cellphone, computer alerts, etc.
Sounds good—now where was I? Oh, yes, wondering why my stomach hurts.