Monday, April 14, 2014

Multitask versus Delegation

I realised that many people tend to confuse between the words multitasking and delegation. The truth is most, if not all of us cannot multitask.

So what is multitask? Multitask is like talking to your boss, and at the same time SMSing your spouse. If you're not doing both at the same time, you're not multitasking.

Delegation on the other hand is different. For example, you can delegate your computer to run a report while you're replying a email that your boss sent you. After sending your email, you check back if the report has been generated. In actual fact, most of us are delegating our work, either to other colleagues or to the computers.

If you still think that you can multitask, try telling your spouse what happened from the start of the day till the end of the day, while at the same time reply an email to a friend on the details of a next gathering for example. Note, the keyword is at the same time.

Can you do it?

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