Posts Tagged ‘multitasking’

Increasing your Productivity

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

It’s normal to have days where it seems like there wasn’t enough time to get what we would have liked done.

Most people often feel that there is almost impossible to accomplish the tasks at hand within the limited amount of time in a day. Most people don’t realize their own abilities and the time that they actually have available to them. Procrastination is one of the biggest obstacles that hamper a person’s ability to even get started on their lists of daily tasks. By following a few simple tricks you’ll be able to better manage your time and increase your chances of achieving the daily goals that you set for yourself.

One of the leading methods of losing time is for an individual to multitask. Although many think that multitasking allows for greater productivity, it actually does the opposite and divides your focus. By facing your day one task at a time you’ll find yourself following through with what you’ve started and focus on the task at hand. Another method of achieving more in your day is by giving each task prioritization and setting alarms so that you can go down your list accordingly as well as have deadlines. By using priorities and alarms it will give you a greater sense of urgency so that you have more drive to finish your objectives. The most important tool that you can utilize is simply taking care of yourself.

By getting enough sleep and eating healthy you’ll be better equipped to handle each day as it comes. Instead of putting things off for the next day you should put effort towards these habits and make the change today.



Friday, June 4th, 2010

iStock_000001993315XSmallWith business and information at such a high demand today it’s difficult to picture anyone who is working at only a single task at a time. Our fast paced lives are the result of us being able to adapt to the speeds we must function and we have developed ways of juggling many things throughout our day at once. Technology has simplified our lives by making everything achievable from the click of a computer so we can move on to other important matters. A business would benefit by having multiple areas of interest going on and having it’s workers dividing their time to work on multi-tasking them all in order to expand at a much faster rate. The downside to multitasking though is that a individuals attention is divided so the quality of the work done may not be as high or careful as it should be. Multi-tasking is a beneficial technique that can get multiple objectives out of the way by working on them simultaneously to make sure they are accomplished in the most efficient manner. Although multi-tasking in certain situations is daring, such as driving in the car, texting your lawyer and using your iphone to check the legal billing software to see if  he entered his hours. A person is still saving precious time by balancing the tasks for the day and is on a high paced path for achieving all their goals in the shortest amount of time possible. It’s only natural that we try to seize every minute of our time and with modern technology it’s never been easier to knock out several more projects than previously before possible. As individuals or as a business it is certain that information and services are being carried about constantly in an almost simultaneous harmony in order to keep themselves expanding.

How Efficient Is Multitasking?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

multitaskingIn the corporate world, “multitasking” has become ordinary. One is expected to handle several tasks simultaneously, completing them all with some degree of accuracy. The problem is, sometimes it simply doesn’t work to do so many things at one time unless it doesn’t matter if none of them gets done very well. Multitasking definitely is not for everyone.

So, what if you happen to be one of those who just can’t juggle eight duties all at once without dropping at least one of the balls you are trying to keep in the air? Perhaps you are easily distracted or cannot focus on more than one thing at once. That just means that you have to manage your tasks well within your own parameters, knowing what you need in order to work efficiently and then creating the work environment that helps you succeed. For example, make to do lists for yourself, prioritizing critical tasks and leaving less important duties at the bottom. Set goals for completing a certain number of those tasks by a certain time, and reward yourself for doing so. Keep distractions to a minimum and let everyone know that you are not to be interrupted until you have completed whatever project you are currently working on. Essentially, keep your boundaries in place so you can focus on what you need to do, then dive in.

Multitasking may not be for you, but you can still be successful even when you do one thing at a time.