As a supervisor, you may be required to write to-do lists to help you stay on track and be productive, but yet find yourself choosing to complete only the most critical tasks and having ignored the least important ones at the end of the day. Who would blame you? According to researchers, our minds can only process up to 7 tasks without feeling overwhelmed; anything beyond this and we risk pulling our own hair out.
The idea behind using to-do lists is usually to familiarize oneself with the process of completing tasks, but the quicker you dump your to-do list, the better. Here are a few reasons why using checklists actually make your job a lot more difficult to do than you imagined.