Multitasking is practically a job requirement these days. When the tasks start piling up, an employee's ability to knock them all out simultaneously, like a game of Whac-a-Mole, seems like a highly valuable skill. But research shows that multitasking on the job actually leads to lost time and mistakes--especially in sales.

While it can be hard to stay laser focused on just one sales task at a time, it's even harder to switch tasks and still be efficient, studies show.

The infographic below from Velocify demonstrates how prioritizing tasks leads to better sales performance.