Working as a manager of a medical practice often means that patients do not see what it is that you actually do on a daily basis. You are however, key in ensuring that their time spent in the medical practice is a positive and productive one.
You often have 101 things to do, all needing equal amounts of your attention. One of your skills as a professional will be multitasking. An increasing amount of research actual shows that multitasking can damage your productivity by slowing down the speed at which you work and also reduce your focus on any given task. So how do you ensure that you get everything done?
‘Chunking’ has been shown to be more effective than multitasking. It involves setting aside ‘chunks’ or blocks of time to focus on one task, allowing you to do so without distractions. This new way of working requires practice and discipline in order for you to see the full benefits. ‘Chunking’ can help you free up some time for those moments when you need to be reactive.
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