Staying focused is vital to accomplishing your goals and being productive. During the workday, several interruptions may keep you from getting your job done. How should you deal with these types of interruptions?
1. Non work calls to your cell phone.
Unless you use your cell phone in your work, keep it turned off so that personal calls go to voicemail. Return urgent calls during a break in your work. Everything else can be returned in your free time.
It’s important to let your friends and family know that you don’t want to be bothered with calls at work unless it’s an emergency. Once you stop answering calls at all times of the day, theyll get the hint.
2. Co-workers stopping to chat.
If a co-worker stops to chat and you’re busy doing something, kindly tell them that you’re in the middle of a project and that you will stop by to see them when you get a minute. If you’re not busy, it’s ok to chat a bit if your company allows it. This can build camaraderie and good working relationships. You can always cut idle conversation short with the simple phrase, I need to get back to work!