Batching - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 28

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

On this episode, Jeff welcomes back Jonathan Cabin to the mini-podcast. Jonathan and Jeff share with us a social media strategy we can use as a performance improvement tool in our personal and professional lives - Batching!  Jon describes batching for Jeff as a system for completing all of your social media tasks at once to avoid disruption and improve productivity. He explains that batching similar tasks can help improve our time management by minimizing instances of switching costs.


To do this, Jonathan suggests several steps to start: 

  • Step 1: Choose a recurring task you complete on a regular basis, like posting on social media or checking email. 

  • Step 2: Set an intention around batching the task you choose. 

  • Step 3: Implement your batching system and monitor it for continual improvement! 

Most importantly, by implementing a system to complete all similar tasks at once you avoid disruption and improve productivity.

If you're not familiar with Dr. Jonathan Cabin, he is a board-certified facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. His areas of expertise include surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, primary and revision rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction, and migraine surgery. In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Cabin writes on the topics of performance-enhancement for physicians, surgical coaching, and bringing joy and meaning back into the practice of medicine. 

Batching is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.

What other ways can a batching strategy improve performance? Email your system of batching!