February 25, 2016

Making the most of every moment. It’s a seductive idea. Like sexy pancakes or yoga pants that save koala bears. In the world of the workplace, employers relish the idea of squeezing every last morsel of productivity out of employees. So it’s tempting to suggest that we’re great at doing everything all the time.

Just because the world demands our attention, doesn’t mean we owe it an answer. Sure, balancing tasks is important. But the true essence of multitasking is distraction. It is akin to juggling molotovs in a gas factory. Drop one thing and it shall explode in your face.

As today’s tech tools let us answer emails, update our social posts and listen to our favorite podcast, we’re letting capability interfere with continuity.

Balancing tasks is important but so is balancing life.

The research is practically unanimous: people who say they’re great at multitasking are actually terrible at everything – including multitasking. If you’re looking to enhance your career, perhaps you should focus on completing tasks rather than try to do everything at once. 

Taking an online course is a great way to retrain your brain to focus on one thing at a time. It’s also the perfect way to force a schedule onto your day and dedicate yourself to accomplishing weekly goals.

If you’re ready to get started, apply today. Or speak with one of our Admissions Counselors. They’re pure professionals at helping people understand how to fit a degree into any schedule.