Close Your Door, And Other Ways to Minimize Interruptions

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By Tonya Garcia Comments

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.