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Why Multitasking Hurts Sales (Infographic)

Don't let chronic multitasking drag down your sales performance. Instead, prioritize (and conquer).
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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.


IMAGE: Corbis
Last updated: Aug 11, 2014

GRAHAM WINFREY

Graham Winfrey is a staff writer for Inc.com. He previously covered alternative investments at Private Equity International magazine, prior to which he worked at Business Insider and MSNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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