Managing creative people: focus
Managing creative people is a struggle. The very tools they use make managing creative people even more of a struggle, research shows.
Creative people are heavy users of the Internet and pcs, as well as of other devices. This makes them heavy multitaskers.
Heavy multitaskers spend more time than light multitaskers repeating the same task, research shows. And they spend more time switching to new tasks, the same ressearch shows, according to The New York Times.
The outcome of all this is to focus. The more multitasking you do the slower you may be. And, according to the research, the more stressed. Neither of which are good in a creative working environment.
Here’s some tips to compensate:
- Try to complete one task at a time,
- Don’t react just because an email comes in,
- Don’t interrupt others unless essential, and
- Pick a few things and do them well.