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Hi all,

I have come across a very nice article on how you should manage when you are being disturbed at the workplace. I am sharing this on our blog for the information of all. The article goes like this:

Control How Others Affect Your Productivity

By Carol Halsey © 2001 – 11

One of the most difficult aspects of time management is controlling your day when others around you want to steal your time. Interruptions can eat up literally hours of precious, productive time.

There are ways to discourage these interruptions without offending your co-workers, or family and friends if you work from home.

In a business environment where several people work in a restricted area, the tendency is to chitchat and gossip during the day, which is a great waste of productive time.

There is a very simple solution to take control of this situation easily. You can be tactful but at the same time discourage socializing.

When someone approaches your desk or sits down in your office and begins talking about anything but the work at hand, you could say, “I’m sorry (person’s name) but I am involved in (whatever you are doing) and (don’t want to lose my train of thought, or, have a tight deadline, or whatever is appropriate to what you are doing). Can it wait until later?

You have easily taken control of the situation. Be persistent with this method, and it won’t be too long before the talkers and socializers get the message that you do not want to be disturbed.

Where is it written that every time the phone rings you MUST answer it? Unless your primary job responsibility is to answer the phone, it is up to you to decide when you will answer it and when you will let others (staff, voice mail, message recorder) answer the phone for you.

The same goes for e-mail. In most cases, it is not necessary to check every time a new message arrives. Do not interrupt what you are currently doing just to check messages.

Staying focused on the task at hand will get you a lot further along with accomplishing your goals for the day.

If you have an office at home, it is important for your family to understand that when you are working, in your office, you are not to be interrupted except for an emergency.

Define what an emergency is so it is clear to them. I know this is hard to enforce at times, but look at it this way. If you can work uninterrupted, you will accomplish more in less time, and in the long run you will have more time to spend with your family.

This is working smarter, not harder.

If you have a door on your office, close it for periods of time to discourage visitors and intruders. A closed door sends the message that you do not want to be disturbed.

Behaving in a proactive manner puts you squarely in control of how your day goes and how much you will accomplish.

Also keep in mind, when you want to get away from your desk and take a break, seek out others who are doing the same and talk and socialize with them. Respect the time of others who are working and avoid being the person who interrupts them.

About the Author

Carol Halsey is an author, speaker and organizational expert specializing in office-based organization for the past 25 years. She consults businesses and coaches people on how to manage their time and paper more effectively.

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