For one day only I’d like for you to do a little experiment if possible. Work throughout the day focusing on just one thing at a time and note how it affects your efficiency and productivity. Obviously there may be slight interruptions, but try as best you can to block of segments of time to do each separate task.

 

Indeed, research has shown that multi-tasking actually reduces productivity instead of the wide-spread misconception it enhances it.

 

When I began to do this after owning a work diary I found my overall productivity at work increased ten-fold. If you find the same I would recommend implementing this new way of working into your daily routine, alongside regular diary management.

 

For more on productivity and time management please read my article titled ‘Personal Productivity – How to achieve in record-breaking time’.

Do you tend to multi-task? Will you do the experiment and what impact do you think it will have on your productivity? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.