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  1. 1. Dealing with Distractions at Your WorkPlace Welcome to the section „Dealing with Distractions at Your Work Place “. Did you already print out the corresponding worksheet? Let´s then get started!
  2. 2. Dealing with Distractions at Your WorkPlace In this section you are going to learn how to deal with possible distractions at work place
  3. 3. Dealing with Distractions at Your WorkPlaceSources of Distraction: Ringing phones Co-workers or managers approaching you External noises (construction, other phones, radio) Messy desk
  4. 4. Dealing with Distractions at Your WorkPlace A lot of time and energy is wasted due to distractions and interruption of work Distractions are, in many cases, easy to ignore We are often unaware of who and what is bothering us Effective elimination of distractions is helps us get more of our work done!
  5. 5. Distractions  Noises and Visual Distracitons Can you eliminate noisy equipment and machines and visual distractions from your office?
  6. 6. Distractions Noises and Visual Distracters Meetings and Calls It is not rude or impolite to tell a visitor or caller that you are focused on a different task and that you will return the call or meet with them later.
  7. 7. Bottom Line A lot of time and energy is wasted due to continuous distractions In many cases distractions are fairly easy to eliminateAsk yourself more often… Is my desk perfectly organized? Should I postpone a meeting or return the call at a later point in time and get back to my main task and focus? Can I eliminate disturbing noises from the office? Is is possible to arrange a reserved time in which you can only focus on YOUR tasks and challenges?