Multitasking

8 of 10 Common Mistakes in Time Management

To get on top of her workload, Linda regularly writes emails while she chats on the phone to her clients. However, while Linda thinks that this is a good use of her time, the truth is that it can take 20-40 percent more time to finish a list of jobs when you multitask, compared with completing the same list of tasks in sequence.

The result is also that she does both tasks poorly – her emails are full of errors, and her clients are frustrated by her lack of concentration.So, the best thing is to forget about multitasking, and, instead, focus on one task at a time.

That way, you’ll produce higher quality work.Our Expert Interview with Dave Crenshaw, looking at The Myth of Multitasking, will give you an enlightening look at multitasking, and will help you explore how you can manage simultaneous projects more effectively.

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