Quick Tip For Working Smarter…
Research shows that it takes an average of 23 minutes for a worker to get back on track after being interrupted.
That’s a lot of wasted time!
It’s nearly impossible to avoid all interruptions, but you can make them less destructive to your work flow.
How? Schedule an hour or two of “alone time” to work on your highest priority tasks.
Try to make it for a time when you’re less likely to be interrupted (i.e., early morning, or around the lunch hour when everyone’s out).
Pencil it in on your calendar like the usual appointment or meeting(s). Make sure you treat it like any other event – only important interruptions are allowed.
Even just an hour of “alone time” can help you bounce back from a day full of unavoidable interruptions.