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10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

Culprit #6: Ineffective Multi-Tasking

Everyone likes to think they’re great at multi-tasking, especially nurses. And maybe you are. But there’s a limit to how many things you can do at once without taking away from the quality of your work and, ultimately, slowing down the process. Shifting between five different projects at once? You’re probably wasting your time.

The solution: Prioritize and then break up your day accordingly. It’s the key to successfully completing any project. Write down everything you hope to achieve and assign a set time to do so based on importance. With nursing it’s easy; you have patients to take care of, doctors to help, and charting to do! Don’t move on to the next task until you’ve really completed the previous one. Not only will you do a better job when you’re focused, you’ll also force yourself to finish something within the time allotted.

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