Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Multi-tasking is overrated in my opinion.  I used to boast that I could multi-task with the best of ‘em, but now I am proud to say that I am consciously trying not to multi-task throughout the day. 

There is something to be said about working on and completing one task at a time instead of being torn between five different objectives.  I have found that when I multi-task, not one of my tasks gets the attention it needs to be completed in the way I would prefer, thus creating more work for me in the end. 

For me personally, when I follow-through with one project at a time, it takes less time to complete.  I am entirely focused on the project at-hand and nothing else. 

I am forced to multi-task at work every day.  I am the sole Purchasing Agent for a multi-million dollar company.  I am torn between incoming phone calls, a dozen sales reps requiring quotes and asking questions, resolving a shipping error, finding obsolete product, placing orders and rectifying incorrect invoices.  I can be working on all of these things in a 15 minute time frame.  This is most likely why some days, I am so mentally exhausted that I can do nothing but read a book or veg out in front of the television.

What are your thoughts on multi-tasking?

1 comment:

  1. I think I read an article somewhere that concurred with what you're saying - multitasking used to be upheld as the best way for people to be efficient - but it turns out it just makes everything come out half-baked - including the eventual brains of he multi-taskers, LOL!