Some Tips on How To Function More Productively

February 4, 2012

Multi-tasking Makes You Dumber!  Read the following quote:

“Stop multi-tasking. No, seriously—stop. Switching from task to task quickly does not work. In fact, changing tasks more than 10 times in a day makes you dumber than being stoned. When you’re stoned, your IQ drops by five points. When you multitask, it drops by an average of 10 points, 15 for men, five for women (yes, men are three times as bad at multitasking than women).”

In his article on Inc.’s siteIlya Pozin, shares seven ways to become more effective at your work:

  1. Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks.
  2. Stop multi-tasking
  3. Be militant about eliminating distractions
  4. Schedule your email
  5. Use the phone
  6. Work on your own agenda
  7. Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals
For most of you, these are probably not new concepts, however, if you are like me you probably agree with the concepts but have yet to incorporate them into your life.
Why don’t you try these for 30 days and see what happens?
BG