Multi-tasking can reduce productivity by about 40% according to some researches. Switching from one task to the next makes it difficult to tune out distractions that can slow down your progress.
Multi-tasking is, therefore not always the solution to getting all your projects and tasks completed in a day. Businesses have been shown to lose valuable custom through an incorrect philosophy of quantity versus quality. Trying to maintain a safe environment for your employees to work is a role that could draw you into a state of multi-tasking. It is for this very reason that companies such as Cynergi Commercial Cleaners and Support Services emerged on to the market to supply a valuable service in business premises maintenance.
In a study conducted in 2001 by Joshua Rubinstein, Jeffrey Evans and David Meyer they found that participants lost significant amounts of time as they switched between multiple tasks and lost even more time as the tasks became increasingly complex.
If you find yourself multitasking when you are trying to be productive, take an assessment of the various things you are trying to accomplish. Eliminate distractions and try to focus on one task at a time. If you are trying to do things unrelated to business outcomes such as changing a light bulb, watering office plants, tidying your office this could be the time to contact Cynergi Cleaning and Support Services to discuss your business cleaning and maintenance requirements.
Multi-tasking in a business environment has been shown to reduce productivity. Eliminating the mundane tasks from your schedule will help you to focus just on growing your business.