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Main Connect News The Trouble With Multitasking

The Trouble With Multitasking

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Multitasking can be a blessing and a curse for accounting and payroll administrators. While the skill can help a person get several assignments rolling at once, it can also contribute to mistakes and absent-mindedness which can result in carelessly done work, according to a Harvard Business Review.

To prevent this situation from happening in the workplace, accounting professionals can take a step back and return their focus on one important task at a time. Employees can become overwhelmed when too many assignments fall into their laps and make minor mistakes that could be avoided with a little extra attention.

One way for workers to prevent losing focus is to identify the types of distractions that steal their attention. By recognizing them ahead of time, people can steer away from this type of behavior and move on to the duties that they must accomplish.

When people multitask, their brain has a hard time letting go of the last project it was working on. Workers can shift gears by engaging in a different activity before diving into the assignment, such as going for a walk, climbing stairs or heading out for lunch.

Aspiring accounting and payroll professionals can use these multitasking tricks in the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program at Vancouver Career College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

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