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Time to Stop the “Hard Stop”

The 21st century office presents a panoply of interruptions—the buzzing of a BlackBerry, the pinging of a text message, an ongoing stream of e-mails, the needy colleague or direct report standing in your office doorway, and on and on.  One study reports that workplace interruptions cost the U.S. economy roughly $588 billion a year.  Sander Flaum explains why interruptions are so destructive and what you can do to avoid them.

About the Author(s)

Sander A. Flaum is Principal, Flaum Navigators, and Chairman, Fordham Leadership Forum, Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration. Contact him at [email protected]

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