Distractions during the busy season not only affect the productivity of your team, but also impact employee morale when trying to meet tight deadlines. Whether it’s crunch time during tax time when the workload is even greater, or really any other time during the year, the goal is to maximise your efficiency and output.
Workplace interruptions are most commonly unplanned. The Washington Post reports that work interruptions can cost 6 hours a day, and a typical office worker is interrupted every 3 to 4 minutes! Regardless of which profession you belong to, we all have times that are busier than others.
Here are my tips to handle common interruptions and survive the busy season.