Are you good at multitasking? Are you mErasa energized so you can send emails while listening to the discussion when making conference call? It looks like you are not as efficient as you think.
Evidently 98% people do not multitasking very well. only about 2% proficient in multitasking. For most of us, we do not really multitasking – we actually shifted back and forth from one task to another, such as typing an email and then listen to the conference call conversation, and then return to our email and so on.
problems of multitasking is all that is shifted back and forth between tasks are not all efficient because every time we do it, our brains take some time to refocus. So, although it seems efficient in surface, actually not – studies show that multitasking can reduce productivity as much as 40%.
Changing ingrained habits of multitasking The singletasking not an easy thing to do, but it would be helpful if you act as a role model and get the results of the team members. Here's how.
Model the behavior you want to see. Give full attention to others. Stop what you are doing and show respect by focusing on people or meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Show that your laptop is closed (mode silent) and your phone face down on the table.
Change how the meeting goes on. Ask your team to make restrictions at meetings such as the laptop is closed, did not check the phone, everyone participates, each person was asked to express their opinion at the end of the discussion, dll. Ask the group to test the limits of the meeting for a few weeks and then share the changes they see. Hopefully can improve interaction, reduced stress, and more fun.
Push culture "be here now". This does not mean that you hold meditation sessions or yoga in office. It can be as easy as using a simple technique for encourage attention at the beginning of the meeting, for example, ask everyone to stop their activities and close their eyes. Have them draw a deep breath and hold it in a matter of five. Then have them slowly releasing the breath they shared all setres and concerns. Do this three times.
and think, the change of multitasking The singletasking You (and your team) it may even increase productivity by 40%.