Conquer The Telephone & Its Interruptions
The phone is a tool that can be a wonderful time saver, or a great time waster. You need to remember to make it you servant, not your master....you can and must take control of it, or suffer the wasteful consequences. A good recommendation is to schedule time to deal effectively with phone calls, not take them on a chance basis. The first step is avoiding the knowledge of an incoming call. Choose any of these methods that suits your personality and your work situation.