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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Decision Making

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We make hundreds, maybe thousands, of decisions everyday. From the minuscule to the huge. From “Do I wear green socks or blue?” to “Do I really need to buy that car?

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Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow. (7 great end-of-the-day tips that can lead to increased personal #productivity.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:03 PM

Some useful tips to end your day well and be ready to start the next day.

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How to be More Productive? Multitasking Paradox and Attention Deficit

How to be More Productive? Multitasking Paradox and Attention Deficit | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

 

What is one of the invaluable things today that everyone strives for to get from you? To my mind, it is your Attention..  Commercials aimed to get attention of consumers, governments – for voters, international authorities etc, businesses – for stakeholders etc..

“The more I allow myself to be seduced by distraction, the more distractible I become”.  Tony Schwartz, President and CEO of The Energy Project.

 

It is getting more and more difficult to grant longer attention to the issues or hobbies you’d prefer to do. Still we need somehow to cope to keep afloat. And moreover, we don’t need only to cope, but to time-manage, prioritise, and be on top of the follow-up.

 

Thus, we usually decide and/or are forced to multitask as a solution. Multitasking is a very well promoted skill as one that saves time and logically will lead to more productivity. However, the recent study by Harvard Business Review revealed directly the opposite, so-called ‘The Multitasking Paradox’.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:06 PM

Multitasking and Attention Deficit Trait This is continuation of the series on Networking, Priorities, Data.   What is one of the invaluable things?

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


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Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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2014’s Productivity Secret

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How are happiness and productivity related? If you want to improve productivity, look no further than your mindset.

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