Recruiter The Creative Group surveyed 500 advertising and marketing executives to find out what’s causing the most interruptions to their work throughout the day. The answer: Co-workers popping their heads into your office.
More than a quarter (27 percent) of respondents said these impromptu stopping bys are the biggest distraction. So shut the door, put up a sign, or hang some curtains if you’re sitting in one of those fishbowl-style office spaces. Whatever you do, find a way to (nicely) tell your colleagues to check back later because you’re busy.