Top 10 Strategies for Managing (and Minimizing) Interruptions in the Workplace

Duration: 90 Minutes
Handling a wide variety of tasks you often have limited time to complete your work due to frequent interruptions. These interruptions can break your train of thought and slow your work pace. It's critical to stay focused, not just for your own priorities, but for those of the company as well. Interruptions at the workplace is estimated to cost businesses in the U.S. over half a trillion dollars each year.
Managing Interruptions in the Workplace
Instructor: Audrey Halpern
Product ID: 504816
Anticipating the pressure and finding ways to redirect it in more meaningful directions so you can maintain control of your work is important.

While interruptions at the workplace are inevitable, it doesn't mean that they cannot be minimized or reduced.

How you deal with interruptions and what are your strategies for handling those matters. Learn to effectively handle interruptions so you can refocus quicker and be more productive. You will learn some strategies and some simple techniques to manage interruptions, create a win - win situation for both you and your boss, and learn how to bounce back and refocus in order to be more productive.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Identify your own attitude about being interrupted
  • Identify time bandits
  • Learn to say "No"
  • How to prioritize
  • How to refocus after being interrupted
  • Use technology to become more organized and more productive
Why Should you Attend
Everyday interruptions at work can be a key barrier to managing your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to your success. The average person spends over 2 hours of each day just dealing with interruptions. It takes an average of 25 minutes to fully regain cognitive focus.

The key to controlling interruptions is to know what they are and whether they are necessary, and to plan for them. During the webinar the expert will share essential tips that will not only help you to understand and manage interruptions but it will also help you in maintaining focus & keeping control of your time. The tips that follow will help you do that, and so prevent interruptions from frustrating you and jeopardizing your success.

Areas Covered
  • Identify the interruptions in your work day
  • Your attitude about interruptions
  • How to work effectively with a micro manager
  • How to manage work requests with multiple bosses
  • Learn how to set expectations
  • Identify what is urgent vs. important
  • Identify your procrastination situations
Who will Benefit
  • CEO
  • Vice Presidents, Directors
  • Executive Director, Managing Director
  • Employment Managers, Supervisors
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • HR Coordinators/Supervisors
  • Recruiters, HR Administrators
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Management Consultants
  • Shift Leaders
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals
  • Customer Service Professionals
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Development Directors
  • Employment specialists
  • Business owners and Everyone who is Employed
Topic Background
Workplace interruptions are a common challenge in the workplace. Today's workers are nearly as likely to interrupt themselves as to be interrupted by others. About 44 percent of interruptions are self-induced. Numerous studies have been done to show the impact of frequent workplace interruptions, not only in productivity but they also become significant energy suckers and work satisfaction destroyers.
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Instructor Profile:
Audrey Halpern is a soft skills training facilitator consultant with 20+ years of experience. Audrey's is currently a faculty member of American Management Association where she trains communication skills.
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