Even the least expensive developers are quite expensive to keep on staff. And yet, it often seems like the world conspires to keep us from productively working a full 40 hours, even when we spend 60 hours at the office.

Productivity killers can come from a variety of sources. Sometimes it is personal issues, like the spouse who calls 35 times a day. Or maybe it is problems at the workplace itself, such as coworkers who can’t keep the noise down. Frequent interruptions are another major time waster. It’s also hard to do our jobs efficiently when we lack the necessary tools. Or maybe it’s something else entirely that keeps you from being your most productive.


Disclosure of Justin’s industry affiliations: Justin James has a working arrangement with Microsoft to write an article for MSDN Magazine. He also has a contract with Spiceworks to write product buying guides.


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