As a Clinical Research Associate, the one quality required is to be detail oriented. It is very difficult to pay attention to minute details and do something else at the same time. To miss something could result in firing, debarment and even jail. I find that being organized and reduce some of the need for multitasking.
I have a home office and I admit, I have been on a teleconference while working out on my elliptical.
My husband worked for a company that required people in the field to use their commute time efficiently by talking/texting on the phone while driving. They called it "dashboard time". I wonder what Oprah would say?
Having been the one to hire in the past, I would NEVER hire someone who couldn't do even the most basic multi-tasking. I actually worked at a location (law office, 2 main types of law)where one side allowed for multi-tasking & the other side did not. The non multi tasking side had 30% overtime. And the multi-tasking side even had to help the other side with work, without going into overtime. I mean really, can you not answer the phone while sending a fax, pressing start on the copy machine, and then grabbing a few pens for your desk? Most calls & projects do not need complete attention. Just my thoughts though. Plus I say "effective multi-tasking" not ADD multi tasking which I guess is what this article refers to. LOL -MIchelle
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