We’ve often been told that business multitasking is a great way to get more things done at once. The logic behind it somewhat makes sense; you’re attempting to finish more tasks in a smaller amount of time, but the reality behind it is that you’re not going to actually speed up your day. Instead, you’re going to spend more time completing a single task, you’re going to confuse yourself because you’re focusing on far too many things at once and you’re going to feel more mentally stressed out.
Even the science says that multitasking doesn’t work, but there are thankfully some ways to speed up your day and get more accomplished without the need for multitasking. So in this article, we’re going to talk about a few ways that you can get more done in your business with less stress and less time spent.
Set your priorities
One of the issues with multitasking is that you don’t put a priority on any of the tasks that you’re dealing with. This means that some tasks which should take priority aren’t given more attention, and this leads to a lower quality of work and often means you’ll be late for certain deadlines. To remedy this, make sure you’re prioritizing certain types of work and focus on them one at a time to ensure that you get those important tasks out of the way first and finish them to a high standard of quality.
Hire more help
Whether it’s an answering service to help you take calls and messages from clients while you’re out or a temporary freelance employee that is helping you with some data entry tasks, hiring extra help is a great way to get more things done at once.
Although it can seem expensive to hire more employees, it’s worth remembering that you should be investing into your business whenever possible especially if it gives you more time to focus on the more important tasks such as developing new products and networking to increase your business reach.
Use more assistive tools
There are plenty of assistive tools that can help you run your business more smoothly so that you can ease your multitasking urges. For instance, bookkeeping might seem like a tedious thing that can be done without much attention, but it’s easy to make mistakes if you’re not looking closely at the numbers so it’s not something you can multitask. However, managing invoices and finances is much easier with cloud accounting software. It does require a monetary investment, but it’s a tool that can help you get more done in a shorter amount of time.
In order to create more business stability, it’s vital that you focus on single tasks as opposed to multitasking. Business “multitasking” should be seen as hiring more employees to get more things done, not stressing out each person in your business by having them tackle several different things at once and overwhelm them both physically and mentally.