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Multitasking: The Bane of Your Productivity

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By Matt See
Online Career Tips Contributor

Multitasking is the new Crystal Pepsi of interview buzzwords.

It sounded like a great idea at first and everyone started throwing it around like it was a key feature to a perfect candidate but when you really sit down and think about it, multitasking can be the bane of your productivity.

It might sound like a great characteristic or trait to strive to possess, but when it comes down to trying to practice multitasking on a daily basis in your job, you could be in trouble.

One of the main problems with multitasking is that many projects are started and seldom very little of them are finished, and if they are finished they are not even close to being your best work. When multitasking, you take your focus away from just completing one task and doing it to the best of your ability and spread that over a few tasks that then get the same treatment and end up only finished at half of your full potential.

Focus on one task at a time and do that task to the best of your abilities and you will not only feel more fulfilled at the end of the day, but you and your manager will see a large improvement in the quality of your work. When it comes down to it, your manager will be more satisfied with you submitting quality work rather than checking tasks off of the list as fast as possible.

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