In today’s corporate world there is growing demand of people who can multitask. Corporates are increasingly looking for people who can do a range of jobs at the same time.
There is an old phrase, ‘Jack of all trades; master of none’. This doesn’t hold true anymore. One of my professors always emphasized on one aspect of success; he always reasoned that success lies in how quickly you can forget and how quickly you can learn something when it is needed. The blind quest of becoming a multitasker is making people lose sight of their core competencies.
So what is the formula of becoming a guru of multitasking? Simply put, it is the simple art of executing one task at a time. Most of people – when doing some work – keep on thinking/planning for the next task. This leads to a distraction from completing the task at hand. This often results in goof ups, pressure, mental fatigue, etc.
So what should you do to become a shaolin master level multitasker who corporates will happily shell out extra money to have on board?
Follow these steps with discipline –
- Prioritize your work: The first thing a person has to do is to create a priority list. Until you don’t breakdown your work in order of importance, you won’t be able to untangle complex objectives.
- Keep your Focus: Stop wasting time worrying about the next task on your list. Keep focus limited to your task at hand, and you will be able to finish it lesser time and that too with perfection. This boosts your efficiency through the stratosphere.
- Manage your time: Needless to say time management plays a critical role in our lives. Doing right things at the right time is the favourite recipe of every successful individual. One needs to manage his time efficiently if he is asked to do multiple things at the same time.
- Have Patience: Have you ever gone through the phase when your heart beats at a very high pace when you nearing completion on a task only to make a simple mistake that derails your entire effort? You tend to drop the ball when you lose control over your patience during crunch times. The great people control their nerves and keep their calm till the very end of the task. You too need be as cool as a cucumber if you aim to become a successful multitasker.
Remember, the true advantage of hiring an efficient multitasker is not having a bakra who can take on multiple tasks on their head simultaneously; but having a strong, confident and cool professional who can deliver exceptional results in any timeframe.