Multitasking can be hard at first but once you get used to it, understand the workflow, understand the definition of each task. Multitasking will be seen as easy as counting one, two and three. A lot of people who have said that multitasking is a very complicated, complex job and the risk of error is very high, not to mention the additional stress.
I think that we can all agree on one thing is that sometimes at work we just have to multitask. Maybe because along the line of our work flow pipeline someone messed up and had to start over and it delayed and so when the work gets passed to you. You end up having to multitask 2 or 3 things at once.
Here are some tips on how to multitask
Learning the ability to switch projects at a moment’s notice can be brain numbing. Personally, I have experienced this myself. But here is my trick. You break the tasks down in to bits. Understand your workflow. Think of yourself like a robot that is doing a task. You would think of what is priority, and what is secondary, what is the necessary steps to accomplish each individual task. Let's take a fun example: Eating. By understanding the workflow of each process on how to get there. To Eat step 1, see where is your food is at on the table, move your hands, pick up fork, move arm, locate and recall food location on table, stab food with fork, locate mouth, chew and swallow.
Now let's say you have to chat with your friend while eating food. How would you shuffle your workflow to add talk to friend.
There are a lot of ways you can go about accomplishing this task. Allow me to be as blunt as possible; talk to your friend while chewing your food or chew swallow and then talk.
I hope that my example have been very informative and I hope that I have convinced you that you have multitasked before you just never realized that it was multitasking.
Break down your workflow, understand each step on how to get from 0 to 100% know your process and what you need to do. And just do it bit by bit. Sure, it might take a while. But eventually you will get there.
Last Edited: jan 13 2020
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