The complex problems that we face often have many parts and require a distraction-free environment to grasp fully. Working on such issues with a great deal of focus can lead to some of the happiest and most productive moments in a person's life. By minimizing internal and external distractions, you create an environment where you can regularly experience an optimal level of focus.
When everyone on a team can complete a task without interruption, magic happens. The shared experience of productivity is powerful for enabling personal happiness and promoting highly efficient and effective teams. One way that a team can limit external distractions is to have planned times for feedback and interaction and planned times for focus. Encouraging everyone on a team to use a time-boxing approach such as the Pomodoro Technique and respect each person's focused time will create a positive and productive environment.
Regardless of the situation, everyone appreciates distraction free interaction.
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