There are a ton of articles out there about how to boost your productivity, some of them useful and some of them not (I think it’s fairly obvious that a productive day is more likely to come off of the back of a good night’s sleep). But I’ve never read one that made my productivity skyrocket. I’ve never really gotten into apps like Evernote or Wunderlist (frankly, I don’t … [Read more...]
Is Multitasking Ruining Your Meetings? 3 Tips to Boost Engagement
You call a meeting to discuss some crucial matters with regard to staff training issues. How the managers decide to proceed once you lay out the facts as you know them will have a great impact on the effectiveness of their new hires to do their jobs in the future. You have arranged for ample supplies of coffee, prepared a thoughtful, workable agenda and distributed it, and … [Read more...]
Multitasking Doesn’t Work – Or Does It?
Every few years there is a new movement that tells us we're doing things incorrectly. Don't eat salt! Wait---salt is okay. Don't eat carbs! Hold on---carbs aren't completely bad. Turns out, today's finding will be tomorrow's wrong way of doing things. Recently, productivity experts and research studies have proclaimed that multitasking doesn't work. Instead, … [Read more...]
The Myth of Multitasking
We have all heard that women are better at multitasking then me, but, where does that get us? Studies indicate that multitasking actually does not make a positive contribution in our use of time or the quality of our productivity. When we multitask, we actually have less focus on the work we are doing and the combined tasks take longer to complete. So let’s look at an … [Read more...]
Flexible Hours and Multitasking Rank as Most Common Workplace Changes by 2020
According to new research from Accenture, “Career Capital,” 4,100 professionals in 32 countries believe the most common workplace changes that will happen by 2020 are flexible hours and multitasking. Overall, the study found that a vast majority of men and women believe building their career capital—the differentiated skills that define and advance their careers—is key to … [Read more...]
Multitasking – Can It Really Be Done?
This article was written by a member of the Women on Business community. Learn more about the author at the end of the article. Multitasking, whether you believe it can be done or not, is something that everybody still tries to attempt. Things like driving in the car and listening to the radio while talking on the phone (hands-free of course) are activities we do on a daily … [Read more...]
Breaking the “Instant Response” Cycle
Perhaps it's because of women's hard won reputation as excellent multitaskers. Or perhaps its because we all panic that if we don't put in our two cents instantly, we'll be ignored. But whatever the reason, too many of us have gotten into the nasty habit of being "overly responsive." As soon as our Blackberrys vibrate or we hear the ping of a new email arriving in our … [Read more...]