The onset of a new year is the perfect time to assess your managerial strengths, and set goals for how to boost your performance further. Here are some amazingly simple changes you can put into place to become more effective at leading your staff—and more influential with the higher-ups.
1. Stop multitasking. Responding to emails while on conference calls, returning phone calls while waiting in traffic and texting while you wait for meetings to begin may seem like intuitive—and necessary—ways to maximize your productivity during the workday. But aside from an extensive body of research indicating that multitasking actually leads to more errors (and ultimately, a reduction in productivity) compared to slowing down to focus on one task at a time, researchers at Stanford University found that multitasking presents a unique type of long-term damage.
The study of college students revealed that multitaskers who rely on electronic ...(register to read more)