We have all been forced to handle multi-tasking given the nature of modern work – whether we like it or not. Phone ring, SMSes come, Skype messages pop up, emails arrive, people walk in to check on something, and so on. Every study shows that interruptions are not good, and it takes time to get back to what we were doing prior to when the interruption occurred.
So, what’s to be done? I don’t think we can wish away interruptions. They are a part of our daily life now. How much ever we wish for a different era, that is not coming back. So, what we need to do is to see how we can become good at multi-tasking.
We will still need our chunky hours of deep thought when we don’t want interruptions. And we must create that space. But for the most part, we need to figure out how to deal with interruptions and multi-task.