Friday, December 22, 2006
JENKINTOWN, Penn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) December 25 and January
1 get a lot of attention, but for American workers, the most
important date next week is Friday (Dec. 29).
Thats because December 29 has been declared No
Interruptions Day, and workers are supposed to celebrate by
not interrupting their coworkers when theyre dealing with
Career expert Pamela Holland believes every day should be
No Interruptions Day but is happy theres at
least one day a year calling attention to the problem.
She says workplace interrupters generally fall into two
categories: Those who interrupt others based on their own
personal to-do list and keep coming back 10 times or so to ask
little questions; and the employees who are just oblivious and
either yell from the next room or walk into the office and start
chatting without asking if its a good time.
Holland figures the best way to minimize office
interruptions is by putting up a Post-It note to warn people when
youre not able to talk, but also suggests potential
interrupters ask themselves, Do I have a strong reason to
interrupt this person right now?
December 29 Is No Interruptions Day
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