How Space Switching is the Strategy that Will Help You Switch Tasks FasterMay 28, 2021
In the busy world of entrepreneurship, wearing the proverbial “many hats” may make you feel like you’re all over the place. There are many roles we often find ourselves having to fulfill — business owner, marketing director, customer service, production manager, financial officer and perhaps even the janitor.
Amidst the madness, you have to switch spaces for the different roles and tasks you fulfill. Research shows that every time you switch tasks, there’s a considerable amount of time lost in winding down and winding back up as you transition from one task to another.
What if there was a practical way to speed up that transition? To immediately get into the zone of the next task at hand?
There is. It’s called space switching.
Space switching is having designated spaces for the various roles you play and tasks you need to accomplish as a busy entrepreneur. As you switch from one space to another, you’re giving yourself the advantage of getting immediately into the zone of what that space is designated for. It also fuels the stimulus you need to stay motivated and satisfies the urge to chase shiny objects.
To be clear, space switching doesn’t require a lot of space. A single space can be quickly altered to remind you to quickly switch roles and tasks. Here are some spaces for the tasks at hand that you might consider.