When do you get most done at work?
Many people say either very early, or very late, or at home. In fact, any time there are less interruptions.
We all know how long it can take to get back into a complex task after an interruption. It is never just the five minutes of actual conversation.
Next time you feel like doing some quick get-together brainstorming or asking a quick question by phone, think of your colleague first. Make sure it’s collaboration, not interruption.
Do you really need to stop them doing what they are doing right now?
To get what you need, what options other than interrupting someone do you have?
And what if you are the one being interrupted?
Here are some tips on minimising time-wasting interruptions.
My best wishes, Paul
By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times”
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