3 Ways To Help Your Team Be More Productive!
It’s true, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. So, why are some people so much more productive in that time than others? Surprisingly, a big reason why is because of multitasking. Too many tasks can lead a team to the edge of a burn out and that will severely lower performance. Studies have shown that our brains can be capable of incredibly rapid changes of focus, but cannon fully focus on two or more different tasks simultaneously. Each task receives some attention, but the more tasks that are added to the mix, the more diluted the focus becomes. Whether anyone notices or not, this results in some tasks having less than desired outcomes. For example, if you’re trying to send an email while talking on the phone, you’re brain will choose a task that is seemingly more important. Often times this results in our email text becoming what we’re saying on the phone. So, what can we do to help our people be more productive without feeling the need to multitask?
1. Help Employees Prioritize.
If all their tasks are marked “urgent” then nothing is. Help them by teaching them to create a task list and order it starting with the most important and urgent task that needs to be completed today to the least urgent task that needs to be completed today.
2. Encourage Them To Concentrate Fully On One Task.
The more difficult the task, the more important the concentration. If someone puts all of their effort and attention into what they’re doing, they’ll have better results. Not only will they finish the task faster, but the quality of their work will increase. If you’re going to do something, do it once, do it right, and do it well.
3. When It’s Time To Switch Tasks, SWITCH.
Teach your employees that when it’s time to do something new, it’s time to do something new. Put away the previous work to avoid distraction and diluted concentration. Dr. Winchester from M*A*S*H said, “I do one thing at a time, I do it very well, and then I move on.” Focus and concentration are imperative for a superior performance. A job is either going to be well done, or poorly done, and doing things right and doing them once will ensure that you and your team don’t end up burnt out.
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