How multitasking, prioritization and automation can work best for you and your business when it comes to being more productive

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James Moore, director of Bishop’s Stortford-based Genmar IT, writes for India…

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of productivity. But how do you actually start?

Let’s look at some common ways to be more productive and how they can help improve your life.

Multitasking

Multitasking is a myth. He does not exist. Multitasking has been shown to be bad for productivity, concentration, creativity, memory, decision making, and your health.

If you’re multitasking in your personal life, chances are you’ll be doing multiple things wrong instead of one right (which would be better).

You can use time blocking tools like Pomodoro to help you get more done by working on one task at a time and scheduling breaks between each block of work.

The Pomodoro technique is a simple method of time management originally developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. It uses a timer to break work down into manageable intervals, traditionally lasting 25 minutes with five-minute breaks between the two.

The idea is that frequent breaks can improve mental agility and help reduce stress.

To prioritize

Prioritization is one of the most important skills you can have. It is also one of the hardest.

It requires a combination of discipline, mindset and lifestyle.

In fact, setting priorities is about much more than planning your day – it’s about recognizing and accepting that there are only 24 hours in each day and using them wisely to get things done. . And yet, we all have so many things we want to do in a single day that it seems impossible to prioritize! But it’s not. You just need to learn to prioritize.

The key is to recognize what you control and what you don’t. If there are things out of your control (like other people), then don’t waste time worrying about them. Instead, focus on the things that are within your control.

Automating

Automation is a great way to free up your time and focus on the things that matter most. It can also help you do your job better, faster and more efficiently.

Automation is the process of using technology to perform tasks that would otherwise be performed by humans.

For example, you can use automation to schedule social media posts (rather than having to do it manually) or send emails automatically when someone signs up for your website/newsletter.

Remember that there is nothing more important than taking care of yourself and having a good attitude. If you’re stressed, overwhelmed, or just need a break, take one! Your job will still be there when you’re ready to come back.

Of course, having the right IT setup will not only reduce distractions, but also allow you to automate more of your processes. If you have any questions about productivity, automation or IT, please contact us at genmar.co.uk.



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