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Marcela Sapone

Shared January 5, 2017

Things I learned in 2016

Marcela Sapone

Shared January 5, 2017

Things I learned in 2016

Martin Wolf

Shared June 24, 2017

A single principle lies at the heart of all these suggestions. When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Kan Tejada

Shared December 17, 2016

"When you're engaged at work, fully engage, for defined period of time. When you renew, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray area."

Catalina Soare

Shared March 13, 2017

multitasking is killing your brain

Muhumuza Pius Nyagahima

Shared February 20, 2017

nice read!👏👏

Ayush Chaturvedi

Shared January 18, 2017

"When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone."

Anh Le

Shared December 19, 2016

#timemanagement

Bhaskar Chagarlamudi

Shared January 20, 2017

We should

Joana Luiz

Shared February 3, 2017

'Take real and regular vacations'

Pragya Jaiswal

Shared March 30, 2017

"A single principle lies at the heart of all these suggestions. When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone."

Wouter de Vos

Shared January 1, 2017

The magic of focus! 🙏🏻 Good points, also how to treat your colleagues to help them stay focused too.

Mostafa Bouali

Shared April 29, 2017

"A single principle lies at the heart of all these suggestions. When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone."

Nadia Woodhouse

Shared April 5, 2017

I just got distracted and started multitasking whilst reading this article. How amazing/ridiculous...

John Benedict Felices

Shared November 28, 2017

"But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour."

Mark Coates

Shared January 16, 2017

One thing at a time. Ditch the distractions and focus on work in a time box, then step away and take a break. Avoid answering work emails or messages while on break. Learn to implement boundaries for work and free-time that our technology eroded.

I get two to three times as much writing accomplished when I focus without interruption for a designated period of time and then take a real break, away from my desk. The best way for an organization to fuel higher productivity and more innovative thinking is to strongly encourage finite periods of absorbed focus, as well as shorter periods of real renewal.

Roma Belle

Shared February 21, 2017

note to self

Joshua Biggley

Shared April 9, 2017

As if the Internet didn't creep me out enough already apparently it can read my mind. No, this article isn't about the next AI from a major tech company, it is about my weakness of multitasking and the mental exhaustion I have inflicted on myself. If you love the work you do but are overwhelmed by the sheer cacophony of work then read and abide by the advice in this article. I know I will be and I'll be recommending that my team does as well.

Nidae Z.

Shared March 13, 2018

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Justin Eckrich

Shared December 17, 2016

If you want to know what problem my next business is going to solve, this article describes it perfectly. Great read.

Prathamesh Lajurkar

Shared December 25, 2016

this will help you in improving yourself in any field you want.

Nhat Nguyen

Shared December 1, 2017

"It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse."

Maneesh Reddy

Shared December 12, 2017

One Thing at a Time :)

Marc Soska

Shared January 9, 2018

Focus

Joe Montague

Shared January 28, 2017

Switching from a task can cause a 25% increase in the time it takes to complete. I can believe this for sure.

Adam Wariner

Shared July 2, 2016

Great insights highlighting the value of focus vs multitasking

Lily Elmore

Shared December 23, 2016

Very relevant to anyone struggling to keep up as a multi-tasker.

Lily Elmore

Shared December 24, 2016

Something I want to implement into my lifestyle.

Carolina Mueses

Shared January 21, 2017

Excelente !

Kevin Amipara

Shared January 31, 2017

3. .5

Kevin Amipara

Shared January 31, 2017

3. .5 t

Karen Moran

Shared April 18, 2017

relatable

Ibrahim Kai

Shared April 24, 2017

Things I had to learn the hard way. Don't be like Kai 😂

"But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour."

Nikki Anne Garlejo

Shared May 16, 2017

"when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent."

Kayla Brown

Shared September 15, 2017

hing else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent.

David Fonseca

Shared December 6, 2017

I know this from my own experience. I get two to three times as much writing accomplished when I focus without interruption for a designated period of time and then take a real break, away from my desk. The best way for an organization to fuel higher productivity and more innovative thinking is to strongly encourage finite periods of absorbed focus, as well as shorter periods of real renewal.

Bhaskar Chakradhar

Shared December 10, 2017

Really what I need to do to excel.

Raisa Fairooz

Shared December 21, 2017

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Hovhannes Grigoryan

Shared December 23, 2017

Great one about productivity and focus on work and life as well. #productivity

Heiner Valverde

Shared January 16, 2018

De acuerdo a este artículo, cuando se realizan varias actividades a la vez, el desempeño de la persona se reduce en un 25% por tarea que se realice.

Aunque queramos jugar de sistema operativo moderno que es multitarea y multihilo, nosotros somos mejores si realizamos nuestros trabajos de manera monotarea y con breaks entre tareas.

Ayotunde Philip Omosanjo

Shared January 29, 2018

Good for real productivity.

Zack Teague

Shared February 8, 2018

excellent reminder of your productivity and a great message for those slave driving bosses.

Matthew Hall

Shared February 21, 2018

Why #MultiTasking is bad for humanity.

Stephen Norris

Shared February 26, 2018

This is a relatively old article however, despite the technological development in the workplace, it seems that employees are still working 9 to whenever! Hopefully the advice here will help you reduce stress by streamlining your work.

Liam Williamson

Shared March 23, 2018

Thought this for a while now. Old article but more relevant today than ever. Multitasking cognitive activities at work is a fallacy.

Barrett Langton

Shared April 2, 2018

A few years old, but always relevant.

Hanafi Ramali

Shared April 23, 2018

good point

Tomasz Soroka

Shared May 6, 2018

The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. In part, that’s a simple consequence of splitting your attention, so that you’re partially engaged in multiple activities but rarely fully engaged in any one. In part, it’s because when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent.

wejdantw

Shared May 13, 2018

لتفادي تمييع الأيام D:

Peter Laustsen

Shared July 28, 2018

Very interesting article, I believe difficult to intergrade in a very dynamic work space.

Uphar Mandal

Shared September 9, 2018

And I thought multitasking was cool... 😂

Angel Rose

Shared October 10, 2018

report

Tawanda Matanda

Shared 10 uur geleden

Always have to remind myself by reading this excellent piece, of the importance of deep focus and doing one thing at a time. There are some handy tips for improving one's focus too. Strongly encourage reading this article.

Romeo Scagliarini

Shared January 24, 2017

Something I need to get better at.

Challa F.

Shared December 14, 2017

I think one of the worst things we were thought was how to multi-task and the urgency of task.

Huda

Shared May 23, 2018

Don't stay in the grey zone , either work or relax .

James Wickham

Shared August 17, 2018

Please can we have a "Renewal Room"?

Latif Isik

Shared December 22, 2016

crash

abdullah shekha

Shared January 8, 2017

stopping

carylgary Gary

Shared February 10, 2017

Multitasking is a modern efficiency myth. Focus and completing a task is better than 20 tasks partially done.

Mark Ravelli

Shared February 14, 2017

More is not better....better is better.

Jessica Del Nero

Shared February 25, 2017

"Schedule meetings for 45 minutes, rather than an hour or longer, so participants can stay focused, take time afterward to reflect on what’s been discussed, and recover before the next obligation. Start all meetings at a precise time, end at a precise time, and insist that all digital devices be turned off throughout the meeting."

yoli worth

Shared March 5, 2017

Doing things with intention starts with one thing at a time

Cary

Shared March 17, 2017

nn

May See

Shared March 5, 2017

What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse.

Mike Green

Shared March 22, 2017

Good article to share with Sr. Mngt

Sushil Narayanan

Shared April 15, 2017

Thought you would like this

Kevin Longe

Shared April 22, 2017

Interesting

Abhimanyu Chatterjee

Shared May 1, 2017

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Steven Gonzaga

Shared May 4, 2017

I am also prone to multi-tasking which leads to wasted time. Thinking this would be faster work...

Sanela Brkovic-Lukanovic

Shared May 5, 2017

When you work - work and when you rest - rest. Don't live in a gray area of working-resting 24/7. Simple, effective and true.

אריאל לוין

Shared May 19, 2017

truly

HUSSAIN SHAHBAZ

Shared May 20, 2017

Worth Reading .Found it very close to reality of modern life style.

Cheree Grant

Shared May 22, 2017

WORK RULE$ N $CHEDULES

1. Do the most important thing first in the morning, preferably without interruption, for 60 to 90 minutes, with a clear start and stop time. If possible, work in a private space during this period, or with sound-reducing earphones. Finally, resist every impulse to distraction, knowing that you have a designated stopping point. The more absorbed you can get, the more productive you’ll be. When you’re done, take at least a few minutes to renew.

Cheree Grant

Shared May 22, 2017

2. Establish regular, scheduled times to think more long term, creatively, or strategically. If you don’t, you’ll constantly succumb to the tyranny of the urgent. Also, find a different environment in which to do this activity — preferably one that’s relaxed and conducive to open-ended thinking.

Cheree Grant

Shared May 22, 2017

3. Take real and regular vacations. Real means that when you’re off, you’re truly disconnecting from work. Regular means several times a year if possible, even if some are only two or three days added to a weekend. The research strongly suggests that you’ll be far healthier if you take all of your vacation time, and more productive overall.

Cheree Grant

Shared May 22, 2017

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Inshal Naveed

Shared May 26, 2017

the pace of the world is moving towards multitasking and it is killing the essence of utilization of time and productivity. people due to this tend to get more frustrated easily and they really need intervals to renew themselves, I totaly agree that doing one thing at a time and owning the time for a particular task is better than multitasking.

Seven 楊少峰

Shared June 14, 2017

When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Chak Lau

Shared August 26, 2017

multitasking does not = productivity

Aleksandra

Shared September 26, 2017

What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive.

Shulammite Michael

Shared October 7, 2017

I think this is really helpful. I'm honestly going to try out the suggestions here. Trust it'll make a BIG difference.

Stephen Herbert

Shared October 24, 2017

“The best way for an organization to fuel higher productivity and more innovative thinking is to strongly encourage finite periods of absorbed focus, as well as shorter periods of real renewal.”

Andreas Langer

Shared November 16, 2017

Recht hat er.

Merai Syed

Shared December 8, 2017

Increase focus. Do one thing at a time. Work , stop , relax without any distraction.

Margret Taylor

Shared December 9, 2017

Yes, absolutely true, vital for being more focused, relaxed and working at your highest potential.

Xuyang Chen

Shared December 18, 2017

Very helpful

Regis Gimenis

Shared January 4, 2018

I think when you focus on one thing at a time you will do it better and faster. Multitasking is not natural for us.

Jessie Porter

Shared January 30, 2018

Taking ur time and actually finishing something u started is a beautiful project u got skills pat urself on the back u knew that's is magic..

Nima Hosseini

Shared February 5, 2018

W

things at the same time.

What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. It’s like an

Rachel Santos

Shared March 1, 2018

Here’s why one shouldn’t be a great at multitasking!

Rui Costa

Shared March 7, 2018

Recomended.

Skrylar

Shared March 10, 2018

it’s because when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent.

Skrylar

Shared March 10, 2018

it’s because when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent.

Justin he

Shared March 16, 2018

nice

ricardouuu

Shared May 3, 2018

Great article explaining importance of one thing

shweta kawale

Shared May 20, 2018

Amazing read.

Athena Ford

Shared May 22, 2018

Everyone should read this article about “The Magic pf Doing One Thing at a Time” specially those people who are so workaholic and those people who always multitask.

Jason Adam

Shared May 23, 2018

It might be time to pick up some noise cancelling headphones.

1. Do the most important thing first in the morning, preferably without interruption, for 60 to 90 minutes, with a clear start and stop time. If possible, work in a private space during this period, or with sound-reducing earphones. Finally, resist every impulse to distraction, knowing that you have a designated stopping point. The more absorbed you can get, the more productive you’ll be. When you’re done, take at least a few minutes to renew.

Kobus Lombard

Shared May 27, 2018

Very true. Who are we fooling but ourselves.

Mary Greg

Shared May 28, 2018

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Mary Greg

Shared May 28, 2018

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Ace Ray

Shared June 5, 2018

Great read!

Laurent Gauzi

Shared June 10, 2018

Why we forget the basis of work?

Sean Bernardino

Shared June 17, 2018

Sounds simple, not easy

Sivakavin S

Shared June 20, 2018

one thing huh...

Anna Sovcikova

Shared July 18, 2018

Sústrediť sa nikdy nebolo ťažšie. Tento článok celkom dobre radí , ako sa to opäť naučiť. Už len zaviesť to do praxe :)

febru89 .

Shared July 24, 2018

Real means that when you’re off, you’re truly disconnecting from work.

Eduardo Hernandez

Shared July 28, 2018

Excelent

Katie V

Shared August 13, 2018

Tips for focussing!

Cindy Qi

Shared August 30, 2018

The principal is there, just hard to follow every moment. So we should learn how to control ourselves...

Engy Tolba

Shared August 9, 2018

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time
by Tony Schwartz, hbr.org
March 14, 2012 07:53 AM

Tony Schwartz is the president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. Become a fan of The Energy Project on Facebook and connect with Tony at Twitter.com/TonySchwartz and Twitter.com/Energy_Project.
Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?

It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.

What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse.

Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? Do you bring your laptop to meetings and then pretend you’re taking notes while you surf the net? Do you eat lunch at your desk? Do you make calls while you’re driving, and even send the occasional text, even though you know you shouldn’t?

The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. In part, that’s a simple consequence of splitting your attention, so that you’re partially engaged in multiple activities but rarely fully engaged in any one. In part, it’s because when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 per cent.

But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour.

I know this from my own experience. I get two to three times as much writing accomplished when I focus without interruption for a designated period of time and then take a real break, away from my desk. The best way for an organization to fuel higher productivity and more innovative thinking is to strongly encourage finite periods of absorbed focus, as well as shorter periods of real renewal.

If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting:

1. Maintain meeting discipline. Schedule meetings for 45 minutes, rather than an hour or longer, so participants can stay focused, take time afterward to reflect on what’s been discussed, and recover before the next obligation. Start all meetings at a precise time, end at a precise time, and insist that all digital devices be turned off throughout the meeting.

2. Stop demanding or expecting instant responsiveness at every moment of the day. It forces your people into reactive mode, fractures their attention, and makes it difficult for them to sustain attention on their priorities. Let them turn off their email at certain times. If it’s urgent, you can call them — but that won’t happen very often.

3. Encourage renewal. Create at least one time during the day when you encourage your people to stop working and take a break. Offer a midafternoon class in yoga, or meditation, organize a group walk or workout, or consider creating a renewal room where people can relax, or take a nap.

It’s also up to individuals to set their own boundaries. Consider these three behaviors for yourself:

1. Do the most important thing first in the morning, preferably without interruption, for 60 to 90 minutes, with a clear start and stop time. If possible, work in a private space during this period, or with sound-reducing earphones. Finally, resist every impulse to distraction, knowing that you have a designated stopping point. The more absorbed you can get, the more productive you’ll be. When you’re done, take at least a few minutes to renew.

2. Establish regular, scheduled times to think more long term, creatively, or strategically. If you don’t, you’ll constantly succumb to the tyranny of the urgent. Also, find a different environment in which to do this activity — preferably one that’s relaxed and conducive to open-ended thinking.

3. Take real and regular vacations. Real means that when you’re off, you’re truly disconnecting from work. Regular means several times a year if possible, even if some are only two or three days added to a weekend. The research strongly suggests that you’ll be far healthier if you take all of your vacation time, and more productive overall.

A single principle lies at the heart of all these suggestions. When you’re engaged at work, fully engage, for defined periods of time. When you’re renewing, truly renew. Make waves. Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Q Smith

Shared October 7, 2018

A single principle lies at the heart of all these suggestions

Asma’ Mahadzir

Shared November 4, 2018

Stop living life in the gray zone.

Stop living your life in the gray zone.

Susan Mwendwa

Shared 5 dagen geleden

AMAZE!

Raicemon

Shared May 11, 2017

A must read

Malik Umair

Shared September 10, 2017

Multitasking kills our productivity...makes us do things in hours which are meant to be done in minutes.

Maydelle McCarthy

Shared October 17, 2017

It's easy to forget how plainly simple it is...

Jann Webster

Shared January 3, 2017



We should talk about this with our team.