TITLE

Excuse Me ... Got a Minute?

AUTHOR(S)
Polevoi, Lee
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Office Professional;Mar2013, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers tips on how to stay focused and minimize interruptions, which generally comes in the form of phone calls, emails and people, while working at the office. It represents different types of interruptions that can be avoided to save time including requesting co-workers to only interrupt on a serious issue or directing them to the appropriate resource. Other tips discussed include eliminating bad habits, keeping track of time and developing habit of saying "no."
ACCESSION #
86012863

 

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