Imagine you’re at your desk in deep concentration and fully focused on your work. Then a coworker starts a conversation close by and as hard as you try to ignore the noise, your train of thought is already disrupted. A scenario that happens regularly for many!
Our brain’s wiring lends itself to being distracted. These distractions aren’t just your colleagues popping in to say a ‘hello’ and then lingering around for more details about your weekend, but it can also be any strong emotion, be it frustration with an individual or even problems at home, all these lend to the disruption of your attention!
According to Sure Payroll, 61% of 2,060 professionals aged 18 and up believe loud colleagues are the biggest distraction, 86% prefer to work alone to hit maximum productivity and 40% consider impromptu meetings from coworkers stopping by their workplace as a major distraction.
Everyday interruptions can be a hurdle in the way to ensuring something is done on time. Not to mention, these productivity prohibitors can also be a barrier to your success. Without getting all dramatic about it, your working day only has so many hours in it, so these small interruptions can really rob you of the time you need to achieve your daily goals. But there’s ways to stop these distractions before they get out of hand.
So put your phones down, refrain from having any conversations for five minutes and click here to take a look at this infographic to learn more about productivity prohibitors and how to stop them in their tracks!