Any PR pro will tell you that knowing how to multitask is a must. When clients are calling, pitches have to be sent out, and a staff needs to be managed, it’s important that you know how to stay on top of everything without losing any attention to detail. It seems overwhelming, but the best of the best do it everyday. Here are 4 quick tips to help you multitask effectively:
1. Eliminate unnecessary tasks: When working on multiple tasks at one time, it’s important that you stick to what has to be done. Taking the time out to browse through Facebook or Twitter could take away time that you need to complete pressing tasks. Remove the fluff from you schedule and stick to what is necessary.
2. Work on one thing at a time: Working on more than one thing at a time is a recipe for failure. It’s impossible to juggle multiple things at one time and give everything your all. Make a to-do list and work your way down one task at a time.
3. Keep track of yourself: If you find yourself in a situation where you have to multitask, make sure you’re writing down what has to be done, what has been done, and what can wait until later. Keep your list organized and orderly to get the most out of it.
4. Ask for help when you need it: If a project or assignment is becoming too much for you to handle, ask for help. It’s never good to miss a deadline or turn in an assignment late. Communicate your workload with the people you work with, they won’t want you to be overwhelmed and will most likely love to help you out.
How do you manage multitasking? Let us know!