You may have already seen the clip from BBC that went viral this month, in which this father and professor was trying to discuss the geopolitics of South Korea when his children had other ideas. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’ll wait…
Cute, right? And probably familiar. Even if you haven’t ever had the specific experience of a couple of toddlers wandering in while you were interviewed on a global media platform, I’m guessing you have, at some point in your career, been interrupted.
Oh. Do you need to take that phone call? I’ll wait.
Now. Where were we?
All joking aside, being interrupted is a reality of our world, and often an important part of our work. (One could say that anyone in a service job is in the business of interruption, after all!) That doesn’t mean you can’t wrest some control over the interruptions in your life.
It’s a fact that Outlook is one of the most commonly used tools in any office, and yet very few of us have ever been trained in its use. That being said, it’s a common misconception about this class that it’s a software training course. While you will pick up a couple of neat tricks for making Outlook do your bidding, this session is a crash course in the science of interruptions, where you will learn a system based on that science to help you wrangle the interruptions in your life back into control. At least most of the time.
And if your disruptions are as cute as the troublesome toddlers in this month’s viral video, maybe the Smart Search system will give you a little spare time to afford those particular interruptions once in a while.