15 minutes | May 26th 2020

Most prevelant disease sweeping the workplace

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Psychologists say that the most prevalent disease sweeping across the workplace start with an M: Multi-tasking. A study released by McKinsey showed that jobs that were done by multi-tasking had twice the number of mistakes than those tasks done by single-tasking, and these tasks took on average 30% longer than single-tasking approaches. Further studies show that the people who regularly do things by multi-tasking are impacted health-wise: high blood pressure, headaches, backaches, stomach aches and increases tension and stress. And when we are stressed we literally cannot think clearly. Stress reduces our ability to make clear decisions, because we have adrenaline and cortisol streaming through our body. And when this is the case, our field of vision drops to about 15% – 20%. This impacts not only what we see, but how well we can think and look at options and in the end, make decisions. When we are relaxed and focused on single tasks, our field of vision – how much we can see and how much we can think (creatively) – goes up to 75%.15% or 75%? I’ll take 75% any day. Single-tasking is the antidote to multi-taking.This podcast will provide you with five tips on how to start single-tasking and feel happier, healthier, more creative and focused. 
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