CB Tips: An Hour Without Distraction

tips, cohen brownTime Locking:

Setting aside a block of time in which employees are not to be distracted.

Related article Distractable Me: How to get more done in an interruption culture

This isn’t an individual strategy. It’s an agreed upon office practice where everyone sets up how it will be implemented. Minimum rules of thumb for successful time locking policies are:

• Every worker has to time lock for at least one hour a day.
• Supervisors cannot interrupt workers during time lock, and indeed, must pledge to limit their interactions with subordinates in general.
• Everyone gets time lock training, including how to respect it and how to cover for employees while they are in time lock.
• And last, employees receive bonuses for increasing their productivity in time lock.

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