10 may 2010

The Worst Workplace Distractions (From BusinessWeek)

Some years ago, looking for material and resources about how to improve my produtivity and become more ‘organized’, I founded an interesting article in the Business Week website (www.businesweek.com): "The Worst Workplace Distractions”.

In this article, the author, Emily Keller listed 10 situations, technologies,… that cause distractions in our workplace:

  • Overcommunication
  • eMail
  • Web surfing
  • Loud coworkers
  • Attempted sabotage
  • Technology glitches
  • Business lunches
  • The egomaniacal boss
  • Flirting
  • Unnecessary meetings
  • Intimidation
  • Birthday celebrations

As the author said “Experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love”

I propose to you to read the complete article in http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/07/0719_distractions/index_01.htm