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What is and what is not
Contrary to common belief, multitasking is not about doing many things at once. Multitasking is focusing on one task at a time while juggling multiple responsibilities.
The former is simply being busy skimming through tasks in the expense of quality – no depth, no real productivity. The latter get things done and make things happen. Tasks are completed with the quality required and depth expected – one task at a time.
Multitasking as the ability to do many things at once is a myth. It is simply a ‘syiok sendiri’ attitude, being a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ – the ability to cover a number of areas but are superficial at best in all of them. A recipe for failure.
Multitasking that focuses on one task at a time while able to juggle many, is a skill and talent that has to be seriously learnt. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline. One must be willing to compartmentalize and have the will to stay focused. Ensuring each task is accorded the attention and dedication it deserves. Achieving this level of focus involves training of both the mind and heart to resist distractions, ensuring full commitment to each task rather than being swayed by impulses.
Defining multitasking correctly is crucial, both for the individual and the organization. It makes sure our talents get it right and do not consider attending a meeting while driving is effective work. It not only dilutes work, but it is also dangerous. When they get it right, work gets done and the talents perform. The organization achieves corporate goals, and the talents develop into successful people.
us multitask the correct way. Get things done, one task a time while juggling
many. This will help us meet the demands of the new environment and job
requirements. We become excellent productive workers and citizens while at the
same time build great organizations and the economy.
HAVE A MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS
St. Benedict of Norcia (480-547)
St Benedict’s Rule emphasizes attentiveness,
focus, and doing tasks well. It encourages the monks to dedicate themselves
fully to each task, advocating doing one thing at a time and doing it with
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia
STAY MEASURED TO MOVE FORWARD
- Don’t overdo it. Don’t underdo it.
Do it just right.
We are living
in an era of extremes where sensationalism dominates. To get attention, many go
overboard. Our young risk their lives to take selfies and videos at the edge of
tall buildings and sadly, many have lost their lives.
actors pick the worst examples from their opponents and promote them as
mainstream – to paint the worst picture possible about the other. They also go
to extremes to point out our differences; things that separate us. Not things
that can bring us together – our similarities and shared values.
corporate world, we must be watchful too. We must be measured in dealing
with our multigenerational challenges instead of falling into rigid
stereotyping – comparing and being condescending.
It takes wisdom
to be measured. Being measured is a choice and a respoinsibility.
We must be measured in our thoughts and actions and when the foolish go
extremes, we remain steadfast and not react in similar fashion but instead
is a sign of a beautiful Malaysian.
In politics, we
use the Rukun Negara and Perlembagaan Persekutuan as our compass – both are measured
documents prepared by measured leaders, our forefathers. In dealing
with multigenerational challenges we practice the 6Cs – communicate, compromise,
complement, collaborate, compassion, and commitment. We are clear that
ultimately our business and corporate goals are to serve customers, not our
To be measured,
our young must remember who they are as a person; their character and
contributions speak louder than the photos and videos they post on social
Let us STAY
MEASURED TO MOVE FORWARD - Don’t overdo it. Don’t underdo it. Do it just right.
Let us add
Meaningful Hari Malaysia.
Friday, August 11, 2023
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