Counter interruptions. You must have a strategy for dealing with interruptions. Caroline Ceniza-Levine of New York career coaching firm SixFigureStart says, “When someone comes in, all of your strategies shouldn’t go out the window.” If a colleague comes in and asks for a minute, you can say, “Not right now. Send me an email, and we’ll set up some time.” One caveat: Don’t try it with your boss.
Read the other 9 tips in Daniel Bortz’ latest piece for US News & World Report: 10 Ways To Be More Productive At Work: