Do you handle two or more tasks at a time assuming you are being efficient? While you split your attention in multiple directions, do you think you are doing justice to those tasks? Did you know that in this process you are actually increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25%?
Tony Schwartz, the CEO of The Energy Project explores this concept in his article, ‘ The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time ’ on Harvard Business Review. He discusses practices that bring down productivity and energy levels at work.
Tony suggests having short, focused meetings, giving up on expecting instant responses to emails and encouraging breaks. Additionally, he encourages three individual behaviors like setting aside time to do the most important thing first every morning, slotting out times to think more long term, and taking regular vacations.
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