How do you multitask?
Hello, ProductHunters! I was wondering how do you manage your time, energy, and resources when working on multiple tasks at once? It's easy to start feeling overwhelmed by work that awaits you, so please share some tips and experiences!
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@jacquelinclem Actually, you can. Each day should have just one task, in this way you are 100% on what you do in that day. Of course you have to do different things, everyone does. It is just about focusing on 1 thing at time. Set smaller goals that can be accomplished. ''design'' is huge. Let's start with creating the lauch-page. One day on this task, any email on anything else will be answered at the end of the day. It works for me at least :) I guess we are all different
Changing the way teams work @ ReSkript
I am sort of a native multitasker since I've always liked being involved in many different things at the same time (work, university, other courses, language learning, sports, reading and more). What works for me is basically organization: for me to get things done I need to give each task a time slot in which I'm going to do it. I like switching between different things in a day so as to not lose interest or get bored. This way, you might feel overwhelmed by the end of each task but get immediately more motivated when switching to the next one
Changing the way teams work @ ReSkript
@price2spy Yes! That usually happens to me as well, mainly with new/different tasks. What works for me is not giving myself time to do the entire task, but dedicate a set amount of hours for doing as much as I can of it. That way you don't need to calculate how much time these will take, and if one time slot is not enough, you can "schedule" another for later on the same day or the day after.
Founder @ We Are Heroes, product nerd
My answer to this would be that I don't (like many others here!) Studies show that when regularly switching tasks our efficiency reduces drastically, and we are more prone to making mistakes. Along with that multitasking also means that we have to spend time re-acquainting ourself with each task we switch between, which reduces the amount of time we can spend in deep focus, deep thinking, and overall reduces the amount we get done. I usually try to evaluate what I need to get done every day by looking at: - What MUST be done (I do these first if possible, or set a reminder for timed things like sales calls etc) - The next most important thing to be done (I focus on this primarily) The key here is to try and avoid your subconscious worrying about what you need to do next, so that your entire focus can be on one task. Once you've completed that task to a level you're happy with, look at what is the next most important task to do, and focus on that. (I realise this is idealistic, and I'm by no means perfect at this, but after working in many companies where I was forced to do multiple tasks at once - which ended up affecting the quality of my output, the benefit I've found from being strict about my focus when I can has been huge!) For a sneaky bonus - I'd also say that it's also important to always align tasks with your primary business metrics - the key things that drive success and growth. That way the thing that is most important is the one that impacts your metrics most. I also like to take the dog for a walk when things get overwhelming. It lets my brain sort everything out in the background, and gives me time to just think.
Founder @ Neighborverse
Great question! Multitasking is a myth and is not very effective. The best approach is to break your work into smaller well-defined tasks that add value independently, prioritize those tasks ruthlessly, and execute them based on priority. This works for me. Thoughts?
CEO @ www.brightdirectories.com
multitasking is always is not good. A lot of time people do it. but it's better to take one stuff at a time finish it up and move to the next. You have one brain you need a concentration to finish a task so better you take up one and do it. Although a lot of time multitasking is needed and people do it. It tends to fail most of the time
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Group tasks together where possible Working on completely different tasks at the same time is sure to cause confusion. Make sure that when you are planning out your working week that you are grouping similar tasks together, as it will be easier to switch between the two and meet your deadlines at similar times. Admin https://omegle.us.org/
@gouthamj Mostly prioritizing and focusing on 1 specific task at a time. Also, lately I've been taking care not to schedule significantly different tasks one after another (at least not without a significant break). With experience I kind of started understanding how much time each task will take (at least development and organisational tasks) so I know how much time to allocate for them. I've kind of started exploring some other fields (like writing for example), and that's where I still need time to see how quckly/slowly can I finish certain tasks.