I’ve been in business for around 30 years progressing from the shop-floor to business owner during this time, the ‘self-starter’ often advertised for. During this time I’ve often heard or even been told that Multi-Tasking is the key to operational success.
Even worse, by all accounts women do it better than men. Again, this is just not true. I’m not denying that there are differences between women and men, on a very simple physical level this is obvious and I’m more than convinced that women think differently than men. On the whole they’re socialised differently fairly well the globe over.
There are some situations where multi-taking can happen;
I can run, think about stuff and listen to music all at the same time – multi-tasking. But the running and listening part are passive, they happen in the background and take-up no effort at all.
There a ton of situations where it doesn’t.
Try typing something and reading a different text – correct, impossible, dont even try it.
Multi-Tasking is a Myth!
My suggestion – do what ever you’re doing, do it well, concentrate hard and complete the task then move on to the next one.
Philip Dawson MBA