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Accept your limits

To better manage task organization, be aware of your limits. Your day has 24 hours. Your resources are what they are. Above all, you have your own personality to respect. In other words, before de...

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Distinguish urgent from important

A flawless to-do list is one of the keys to good multitasking. And the secret behind it is a thorough understanding of the differences between urgent (tight deadlines) and important (long-term sust...

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Learn to concentrate

Concentration is fundamental to multitasking. Here are some suggestions on how to accomplish it:

  • Work on your willpower: 

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Avoid distractions

The problem is that too much external stimulation can become an issue, even if it comes from your duties. Nevertheless, not all distractions are bad. For instance, music helps some people to work b...

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Work in blocks of time

Adopt the Pomodoro Technique. It suggests that you work in 25-minute blocks, then take a short break after each bl...

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Work on related tasks together

Sometimes, you don’t have to switch assignments. You can work on more than one simultaneously if they are related.

For example:

  • Hold a meeting to discuss several topics
  • Pre...

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Learn to supervise

Delegating is at the core of task organization. It allows you to assign to yourself the tasks matching your skill set, optimizing your time and increasing performance. But it also has a negative si...

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 Plan ahead

Once you become more confident in your ability to multitask, start planning your day ahead . You will then realize the following about most of your tasks:

  • They repeat at regular interval...

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Take breaks

As important as the time you spend being productive, are the minutes you save to rest. Taking breaks is a proven way to restart your mind so you can get back to work refreshed. Your body will also ...

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Keep your brain sharp

Among the techniques under investigation, game playing is one of the most popular because of its several concurring tasks, such as clicking on buttons, listening to instructions, and reacting to au...

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Keep your coffee addiction in check

However, while caffeine isn’t the villain many people used to think, drinking it too often can have a negative impact on multitasking skills.

An excessive amount of caffeine can raise your bl...

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Use online tools to keep you on track

To make the tips above easier for you, consider adopting an online tool. If you need is a to-do list, there are many apps you can use free. However, as a project manager, you probably need a more

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Start improving your multitasking skills now

Efficient multitasking can be easily achieved if you understand its true meaning. You will be able to deal with more than one project as long as you aren’t trying to complete tasks at the same time...

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