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Why Multitasking May Make You Less Productive

Why Multitasking May Make You Less Productive | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Everything in our connected culture urges us to do more things simultaneously. But a lot of research indicates our brains are not wired to work this way, and that multitasking ultimately makes us less productive.

 

We’ve all been there before. You’re out having what you think is a nice meal with someone, and then the inevitable happens: the vibration on the table that can’t be ignored. It can be anything from an “urgent” call to a “How R U?” text. Even after your company apologizes for the intrusion, you can’t help but notice his eyeballs always on the phone, checking for that red dot. You might call this behavior rude, but he insists he’s listening and credits his mastery of multitasking.

 

But in truth, it’s a barrier in the way of our ability to listen and focus, not to mention the onset of new social norms that permit distracted behavior — but that’s a topic for another time. The real question is, in the age of effortless information, are we really multitasking as well as we think we are?

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Time Management for Small Biz: Experts Weigh in

Time Management for Small Biz: Experts Weigh in | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Multi-tasking, wearing too many hats, juggling a number of balls up in the air…whatever your analogy, there’s no denying that time management and productivity are two of the biggest challenges that small business owners face on a daily basis. Our emails follow us everywhere we go, and our social media networks are constantly in need of a check-in or tweet. So how can you manage all these demands on your time and still focus on getting the important things done for your business?

To help you sort through it all, we’ve reached out to a panel of small business experts and asked them all a single question: “What are some tips that can help small business owners better manage time and improve productivity? ”
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