Multitasking. It’s a buzzword. Quickly defined, it means “Doing more than one thing at once.”
What’s not in the definition?
“Doing more than one thing at once, AND doing all of those things well.”
We’ve all been there. Many people depending on you for information, direction, and production. Moving things along a little bit at a time to keep production moving.
When we come up for air, can you ask yourself:
- “Am I prioritizing my workload in the best interest of the business?”
- “If and when I multitask, am I doing my best work?”
- “If I dedicate time to each task without interruption, would my productivity change overall?”
The answers are most often:
- “Am I prioritizing my workload in the best interest of the business?” – No.
- “If and when I multitask, am I doing my best work?” – No.
- “If I dedicate time to each task without interruption, would my productivity change overall?” – Yes.
This means finding your focus of effort. A well-known philosophy that has proven results. Dedicating time and energy to each task up until a point where you’re waiting on someone else for the next step.
Putting this method into practice however, takes additional skills and training.
It’s important to:
- Know which tasks have the highest business value.
- Understand your role as a constraint in the production process.
- Create an achievable method that won’t phase out over time.
At Sandler Training, our trainers offer the highest-quality education and coaching available on the market. We’ve found our focus of effort with programs for front office “smarter selling” to back office leadership, productivity, quality hiring techniques, and customer service.
To learn more about how Sandler Training can transform your productivity, contact us at 781-848-0993 or email@example.com.