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Multi-tasking - friend or foe?

Posted by Adam Moss May 29, 2019 12:02:57 PM

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Did you know that the average time spent on a task at work till moving on to something else is just 11 minutes?

This and lots of other eye-opening insights into the modern workplace were revealed at the MPA Thrive event in Manchester last week.

Apparently, multi-tasking is not the friend of the effective worker. Multitasking – flitting in between projects - takes 25% longer than when dealing with one project at a time. One for the office eagles to bear in mind, we think.

The question we should all be asking ourselves, according to the panel of first-class business experts speaking at this year’s MPA Thrive, held at INNSIDE Hotel Manchester, is: “Will it make the boat go faster?”

If a job or task doesn’t improve things, make our working life or project better, easier, more effective, more productive, then why are we doing it? We should ask it before starting any task and making any decision.

As for the most effective working team, people need to feel better at the end of the day than they do at the start. At Roland Dransfield, our whole ethos is about building purposeful relationships - and acting with purpose is what drives us and our clients forward.

And one final nugget we absolutely loved…how can the workforce best approach their job for personal and company gain?

“Act like there is no exit door.”

 

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