4 Strategies to Reduce Interruptions and Distractions at Work

Patrick Ewers
Oct 18, 2018 · 7 min read
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So for every 15 minutes of peak productivity, you spend 23 minutes and 15 seconds working suboptimally.


The (Proven) Secret to Consistently High-Quality Work


Assessing the Damage: Calculating the Cost of Office Distractions


4 Ways to Reduce Distractions and Interruptions at Work

#1: Want the #1 Source of Work Interruptions? Take a Look in the Mirror

Procrastination and being distraction-prone is a habit, and it will take time and effort to overcome.

#2: Eliminate Office Distractions by Turning Liabilities into Assets

#3: Avoiding Distraction Often Means Having Those Hard Conversations

#4: If All Else Fails: Eliminate Interruptions by Relocating


Remember: A Distracted Leader is a Hindered Leader

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Patrick Ewers

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Executive coach & founder of Mindmaven, a company that teaches entrepreneurs and leaders how to generate breakthrough opportunities from their network.

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.