Research shows that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think we…
July 15, 2021 | 1 min read
Research shows that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think we are, and that multitasking can, in fact, slash productivity by as much as 40 per cent. That’s why successful people spend their time prioritizing high-value tasks. They realize that their time is limited, and don’t want to waste it on unproductive activities.
Efficient Prioritization will help you identify and prioritize tasks by their urgency and importance, and show you how to work faster and smarter.
Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.
Efficient Prioritization is about prioritizing tasks at work. Work priorities like sending out emails at the right time, meeting deadlines and finishing urgent and important work before others really add up. A professional needs to stay on top of things and this is where prioritizing skills come in.
To handle multiple, and often competing priorities, one must be able to assess and identify the most urgent and important task. Prioritizing tasks becomes important when there’s a lot that needs to be done within a specific time period. Work priorities help individuals focus on one thing at a time without overlooking any task. If there’s more than one due date, it’s easy to lose track of time. Prioritizing work helps professionals work smarter, making informed decisions.
Some examples of prioritizing tasks and work priorities are daily calls, meetings, blocking calendars, shared workspaces with timelines and time management.
Prioritizing work takes focus, dedication and a concerted effort. Time management, team communication and identifying important tasks can help professionals stay on top of their work. Reviewing work regularly helps eliminate errors and mistakes.
Harappa programs that focus on Efficient Prioritization as a Thrive Skill are the Young Talent Bootcamp, High Performing Leaders Program and First Time Manager Program.
Other Thrive Skills under SOLVE are Digital Proficiency, Structured Problem-Solving, Practical Cleverness, Service Orientation and Consistent Productivity.