One of our favorite things to do is watch people try to multitask. Especially at meetings. You’ve already heard it here (and from the data we present) that it’s impossible to multitask. It’s actually, instead, called task-switching, which is a HUGE cognitive cost. That leads to lack of efficiency and effective results.
But here’s the question: are YOU, as a leader, multitasking in front of your team? At meetings?
What about working after hours or even on the weekends?
These are the two ways to burn out your teams:
- Multitasking at meetings
- Working after hours
This sends a message to your team that they should do the same. This, not only creates massive burnout, but sends signals of disrespect and lack of attention to what’s going on in front of us.
Don’t worry! We have some solutions for you today! These solutions will, not only, help your team to stay focused and energized for the long haul, but they will also help you.
The Leadership Weekly
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