As many of you know, my office was under construction for about 6 months. It wasn’t a planned adventure. I had a broken waste pipe. Yes, it’s not a fun experience to endure. The process took a good deal of time because a lot of pipe had to be replaced and then floors replaced, walls repainted and more.
I tried to clean out as I packed up the office, but ran out of time. Now, we are moving back in and I am trying to do it in a more organized fashion. As you can imagine, in our business we have a lot of samples of products as well as examples of our client projects that need to be easily accessible.
I’ve always been a multi-tasker and when it comes to being organized I’ve realized it’s not really an asset. I easily jump from one area of activity to another, but am recognizing more and more that to stay the course might make more sense.
I’ve always bragged about being a good multi-tasker. I’m not going to brag any longer. I’ve seen more and more studies that we’d be more productive if we didn’t multi-task. It seems that our brain actually needs time to move back and forth from task to task.
However, it is a very hard habit to break. I’ll see an email from a client and stop doing what I was doing and answer them. Or a client will call with a new project and I want to jump on it right away. None of this is needed at that very moment (at least most of the time).
I’ve always planned my day on paper. What are the key tasks I need to get done today? And when those calls and emails come in, those requests are added to the list. Yet, sometimes a new request is more interesting than what I am working on at the moment.
I do think that most of us suffer from the multi-tasking way of life. Today we have all the social media pinging us with interesting tidbits as well as our day to day work needs. We basically live in a multi-tasking world.
But I am going to try to limit my multi-tasking ways and see if it’s true that I will actually be more productive. I figure it’s worth a try!
Maybe you want to join me in the experiment. If so, let me know if you are more productive.
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