IT Support Tips to Better Manage Workplace Distractions

IT Support Tips to Better Manage Workplace Distractions

Have you found it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on your work? If so, you will be happy to know you are not alone in your crowd. Most people report they are distracted at work now more than ever, largely because there is an endless number of digressions available through the internet, smartphones, and other tech. Let’s take a quick look at a few tips from our IT support specialists that will keep you and your team focused on actual work.

Recognize That Noise Pollution is a Major Problem

Focusing on work when people and machines around you are making noise is quite frustrating. Close the window, put in your earbuds, and narrow your focus on what you have to get done. It might even make sense to invest in noise-canceling headphones to minimize noise from coworkers, outside traffic, loud birds, office machines, etc.

Eliminate Those Notifications!

If you were to check your email, phone, or instant messages every single time you receive a new message, you would become mired in an endless cycle of distractions. Turn off all notifications, including pings pertaining to social media, and you will finally be liberated to zero in on your work. If you find you are tempted to reach for your smartphone, put it in a drawer or put something over it so you aren’t distracted.

Establish Guidelines for the use of Tech at Work

Create specific guidelines as to how tech can be used at work. Provide your team with details as to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in the context of using tech at work, and abide by those guidelines to set an example. This way, everyone will be able to center their focus on work as opposed to distracting tech devices. If you are interested in creating a BYOD (bring your own device) yet are uncertain as to how to structure it, lean on our IT support team for assistance crafting a policy with the nuances of specific tech devices in mind.

Recognize That Some Tech Enhances Organization and Productivity

The days of strictly organizing your desk are long gone. People are now concerned with organizing the entirety of their workday for the utmost efficiency. You can make the most of the time you invest in work by taking advantage of helpful tech tools. Electronic calendaring systems will help you schedule your workday in a logical manner. Group stray wires together so they don’t get in the way. pt for a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and you will feel that much more empowered to get work done instead of worrying about cords and their limitations.

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