For those who want to increase their productivity and free up their time, multitasking might seem like one of the best ways to get ahead. As a businessman, I oversee several people, who in turn manage various tasks and responsibilities. Therefore, I’ve chosen multitasking a long time ago in order to get more efficient and to be able to keep an eye on everyone’s progress.
However, it depends on each person, line of work and situation: for some, multitasking works perfectly, while for others, it’s better to focus on one task at the time. By understanding the benefits I see in multitasking, I hope to help you decide whether it’s the right path for you and your company.
Multitasking for time saving
One of the most obvious benefits of multitasking is the efficiency gains. Rather than performing the tasks one after the other, you can combine them and achieve multiple things while your competitor gets only one task done. It is especially easy to apply with routine tasks such as sorting folders, making customary phone calls, checking emails or exercising, which can be done simultaneously. Multitasking also allows you to have more time for other aspects of life, such as spending time with your family.
Multitasking for money saving
Regardless of the field you’re working in, multitasking can help to save money. An efficient employer will accomplish tasks he’d otherwise delegate to employees or subcontractors. He can therefore decrease the number of employees needed or the hours they work, resulting in less extra expenses.
On the other hand, if you surround yourself with people who can perform many duties at the same time, you’ll be able to reduce the cost of hiring new employees and training them. Rather than appointing a new person, you can rely on someone that you already trust. Since multitalented employees can handle various responsibilities, you won’t need as many specialists to take care of particular tasks.
Multitasking for productivity gain
Multitasking people are usually more productive and deliver more output with fewer resources. Since they can accomplish more in a given period, the cost and the schedule of a project can be reduced. They can also spend more time on work that will bring in more revenue or have a positive impact on the success of your enterprise. Moreover, those who are multitasking do not tend to procrastinate since they always have something to do. Multiskilled employee are usually also able to help other with their works or to take more responsibilities in the event of an unexpected resignation or medical leave.
Despite the numerous advantages of multitasking, it can be easy to lose focus and to find ourselves with an especially heavy work burden. Remember that it is crucial to the success of your enterprise to keep multitasking to a limit you can handle in order to achieve your goals and save time, money and energy.
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