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Many of us may have been told that multitasking was a desirable skill. It can be useful, but it can also be harmful, according to Agile Attorney.
3 Harms of Multitasking
1. Time Management
Research has shown that people who multitask have worse time management skills than those who do not. The brain takes usually about 25 minutes to fully switch over attention from one task to another, causing delays in completing any task.
This more specifically deals with the mental state a person must achieve in order to make a particular type of decision. When completing a task your mind puts closure on it and allows you to be put in right mindset for the next task. When you are switching between tasks with two different mindsets, your mind will get confused which mindset to apply to what task.
Juggling mindsets without completing tasks has the longer-term effect of diminishing self –control.
So how can a lawyer avoid the trap of multitasking with all of the demands they have? Just build a Kanban board. Here are 3 reasons why it helps:
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