Managing Interruptions - The Art of Getting Work Done

Course Description:

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
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 your strategies for handling them 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.

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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 essentials 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • 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 Situatios

Who Will Benefit:

  • All Industries

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.

 

Our Speaker

Audrey Halpern

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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