How to Handle Interruptions

Identify an interruption and put it aside for later.

Stever Robbins
1-minute read

Quick Tip: How to Handle Interruptions

Interruptions abound. Even things that don't seem like interruptions are. When a piece of software asks you if you want to upgrade, don't just blindly do it. You might find yourself struggling for hours to get the upgrade to work the way you want it to. And that report you're working on will suffer. Add "upgrade software" to your task list and go about your business. You'll then be able to handle it in its own time, using your normal system that gives you the chance to do tasks at the best time for them.

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins was the host of the podcast Get-it-Done Guy from 2007 to 2019. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.