I love to multitask.
I can’t help jumping between screens on the computer from my writing, to my bank accounts, to my Twitter. Or off-line, I love to clean the house while watching a show and eating at the same time. I love to get as much as I can done in the least amount of time.
But is that the best strategy for work?
When you multitask, your attention can get so divided that you can end up losing the focus required to do your best work. Rather, it’s good to just focus on one action so you can give it your best effort, instead of just some portion of it.
So do you stop multitasking altogether at work? No, multitask on less important items and save your focus for the work that means the most.
This is something young pros must be wary about, since many think that the faster the work is completed, the better they look. But a lack of full focus on an important assignment in order to get it done faster can actually lead to more work or even starting all over again if it wasn’t done right.
Multitask to get all the little things done, but focus on the big things to get them done right.