Time management has become an obsession. In our fast-paced modern era, time has become the rarest and most precious resource we have. But can we really manage it ?
Studies that condemn multitasking and its negative effects on productivity are more and more popular. Performing multiple tasks at the same time makes you feel productive, but it's just an impression.
"It has been determined that workers who switch back and forth between two tasks take 50 percent more time than working on them separately, completing one first before starting another task"
Not only would multitasking reduce performance, but it would also increase the level of pressure felt. Some studies point out that multitasking increases productivity, but this is true only under certain specific conditions. For example, it could be effective in the context of virtual meetings when it is subject to clear guidelines. Other authors believe that multitasking is a strategy that can be exercised and applied when the task can be automated and requires less attention.
Get Help With Technology
New technologies are a double-edged sword. Inappropriate technology will waste more time than it will save, and being constantly connected can result in much more hours being worked than the other way around, without necessarily increasing our productivity.
However, many tools and software can make our work much more efficient. For example, a large number of managers use Excel to manage complex information related to their activities and their employees. A lot of time has to be spent looking for information, gathering it, analyzing it, and so on. Beeye's goal is to make these tasks easier, and to have a single simple tool that meets the needs of managers.
In conclusion, we may not be able to "manage time", but we have control over what we decide to do, how, and with what kind of tools. Increasing productivity and spending time on the most important activities might be the best way to pass through overloaded agendas that most of us face.
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