Multi-tasking is one of the biggest myths!
I haven’t gone mad, let me explain…
Have you ever tried to catch a rabbit?
I used to spend the school holidays at my grandparents in Somerset and would often spot a little greyish-brown rabbit, twitching away in the grass.
So small. Easy to catch, surely?
I’d get so far, then it’s long ears would detect me, and its powerful hind legs would kick into action. Once, I managed a few deft moves, and my fingertips touched its soft fur. But I never caught one.
Imagine trying to catch two rabbits at once? Impossible!
What do you do when the two rabbits separate and go different directions?
If you’re following one in preference to the other, you’ll simply be ignoring the other.
If you’re still trying to catch both at the same time, the tendency is to try to follow both, and split the difference between their paths. Now you’re running straight when one went left, the other right.
Chasing both rabbits simply means you lose both.
Various studies have confirmed that multitasking is a myth!
People that think they can split their attention between multiple tasks at once aren’t getting more done.
They’re getting LESS done because they’re not focussing on doing one thing, well.
Chances are, if this is you (and worst your entire team), then you’ll all be feeling overwhelmed, stressed,exhausted and your business isn’t performing at the levels it could.
If you’re in the habit of multitasking, or know someone in your team that is, here’s 5 simple ways to break the habit and to become more productive.