Do you really want to grow in your business? Then stop multitasking
Research from the American Psychological Association shows that when you multitask, or manage multiple projects at once, you can experience a 40 percent drop in productivity. Your parallel tasks or projects take longer to complete, and you increase your overall stress levels.
“Juggling is an illusion,” writes Gary Keller, chairman of Keller Williams Realty. “In reality, the balls are being independently caught and thrown in rapid succession. It is actually task-switching.”
On average, multitasking costs the global economy more than $400 billion annually.
Multitasking may look like a genius quality but it isn’t. it simply shows the attribute of someone who can’t grow beyond a mark. As a leader, the higher and more effective you want to grow, the more you must master the discipline of delegation and team building.
It may appear outright impossible for you to stop multitasking if we consider the very critical components of your schedule right now. Multitasking is a good habit to swing out at critical state but it shouldn’t be the normal occurrence of daily business activities. What you want to do is make a mid term plan of what you are going to do about multitasking pending the time you cannot avoid it.
What does this mean for you?