Do you find it easy to multitask? Or do you struggle with juggling different projects at the same time? Whether you find multitasking easy or not, there are possible costs that you may not see.
I was talking to someone on staff recently. She was accepting more roles in the organization that were out of her job description. I appreciated her for her willingness to serve, but asked her why she did this when she clearly had other tasks to accomplish.
The response: “It doesn’t take that much time anyway.”
Many of us have the same perspective. I know I use that reasoning a lot. Multitasking is fun and there’s the added rush whenever we do something new. But there are a lot of hidden costs that we don’t see.
As much as we love to multitask, we must be aware of its hidden costs. This is not to say you should not multitask. Just know that it will not require “just a little bit” of your time. You will need to consider the hidden costs, factor them in, and focus on the work you need to do, considering the time you have.
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