Thats because December 30 has been declared No Interruptions Day, and workers are supposed to celebrate by not interrupting their coworkers when theyre dealing with work-related issues.
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, thus, keep coming back ten 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?
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