Pros and Cons of Multitasking While Working From Home

Pros and Cons of Multitasking While Working From Home

Multitasking is the act of doing several things at once. In work, this can be either related or unrelated, e.g., having the TV or music on while working on a laptop or desktop computer. While this may seem positive, there are downsides to the process. Here’s a short list of the pros and cons of multitasking in your new One Sophia condo.

Pros of WFH Multitasking

Theoretically, Get More Done. The reason why people multitask is that they can get more things done in the same span of time. Saving time is a good draw for some, and if they can achieve this goal then it will free up their day’s resources for other non-work activities.

Sense of Achievement. There’s a sense of accomplishment in doing a lot of things, especially if you are able to in an hour or so. The euphoria that comes with it can feel like a rush, so people tend to gravitate towards multitasking.

Less Time Needed for Work. As mentioned, cramming work in a single day allows people to achieve a better work-life balance.

Cons of WFH Multitasking

Energy Drains Faster. While there’s no doubt multitasking can save invaluable time, your energy will be spent faster as you do so.

Less Focused and Concentration. Multitasking reduces concentration and focus, and you’ll find yourself making more mistakes than usual. Therefore, it’s not recommended when you’re working on something that requires attention to detail, such as data entry and writing.

Not Everyone Can Do It. In this fast-paced world, having the ability to multitask is seen as a valuable trait. However, not everyone can do this for a prolonged period of time. There are exercises that allow you to gain this skill over time, but you’ll inevitably sacrifice accuracy and focus.

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Carl Herman is an editor at DataFileHost enjoys writing about the latest Tech trends around the globe.