Re: letting people know you're busy
I think every company should do one or both of the
Allow employees to set aside a 2-hour block of
uninterruptable time in their calendar every day (just
block it out completely). That time block should be
coordinated with your department heads and project
leads so there *is* ample time during the day when
everyone on the team is in "available" mode.
Give all employees a sign to hang on their door/cube
wall/monitor during these "do not disturb" hours that
says "Do not disturb until [hour your "busy" time is
I have an inflatable little guy from Munch's "The Scream". A fairly scary personage. When he's in the doorway to my cube, most folks leave me alone and send email.
The ones that don't really need my help, so that's fine.
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