Typical help wanted ads frequently describe ideal candidates as having “the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.”
However, many experts say this trend towards multitasking has had a detrimental effect on productivity. In fact, a recent article published in The Wall Street Journal says that “the longest slide in worker productivity since the late 1970s is haunting the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects.”
According to bestselling author and business strategist Christopher Salem, multitasking is the culprit behind this unmotivated, unproductive working environment – and he is on a mission to turn that around with a new emphasis on “mindfulness.”
“Multitasking is the exact opposite of what people should be doing,” Salem says. “Mindfulness, not multitasking, is the key to getting more done in less time – and mindfulness leaves you feeling great, instead of feeling stressed out.”
Christopher Salem is the author of the international best-selling book, “Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause, Create Prosperity.” He also co-authored the recent edition of “Mastering the Art of Success” with Jack Canfield. Salem has presented his ideas to national audiences that include the University of Hartford and the Harvard Faculty Club.
“Mindfulness means being in the moment and becoming laser focused on the task at hand,” Salem says. “It also means being intensely involved with the priorities that really matter to the success of your business.”
According to Salem, mindfulness is the key to sustainable success. “Where multitasking leaves you fractured, diffused and demotivated, mindfulness helps you problem solve better, think more clearly, be more focused, and feel energized instead of overwhelmed. For businesses, it means higher retention and setting up employees for sustainable success,” Salem says.
Through public speaking and consulting, Salem shares from experience what has worked successfully for him through understanding the root cause behind the effects of limiting patterns in our business and personal lives. Salem partners with entrepreneurs, corporate business leaders, and sales professionals to create sustainable success through mindfulness and mindset mastery.
“Through Chris Salem’s program I’ve learned how to develop and reach goals for my business and measure the results,” says business owner William Kadesh. “My days are organized, my thought process is focused, and my goal of financial success is achievable.”
Salem predicts that more companies will begin to see the value in mindfulness over multitasking. “Mindfulness offers a lot of value to the organization,” Salem says. “It means greater productivity, efficiency, and profitability. But mindfulness also has everlasting effects on your employees by enhancing their personal life and creating spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial wellness. All of this leads to happy, engaged, and productive team members.”
Christopher Salem is a life and business strategist, keynote speaker, award-winning author, certified mindset expert, radio show host, and wellness advocate. His weekly radio show “Sustainable Success” is part of the Voice America Influencers Channel.
Learn more and connect with Chris at www.ChristopherSalem.com.