How to Handle Being Interrupted At Work

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – In an ideal world everyone would listen to each other in office meetings, however in reality there are always people who insist on interrupting. Office Culture and Politics expert Jocelyn Greenky shares tips on overcoming the interruptions and get what you want during office meetings.

  1. Expect it. “Always plan on being interrupted,” said Greenky.
  2. Don’t sweat it: “Keep your voice monotone and pretend you didn’t hearing it.” This forces everyone else to work harder to hear you thereby giving you more attention than the interrupter.
  3. Maintain your pitch: It’s very easy to speak in a high pitched voice when frustrated or excited.
  4. Stand down for the boss: If your boss chimes in, then stand down.
  5. Stay on Point: Say what is relevant. Be clear.


More Information:

Jocelyn Greenky is a renowned, accomplished office culture and politics expert, who has a deep understanding of issues that cause consternation for organizations and employees alike. From generational dynamics, politics, and culture to leadership, productivity and coaching, her expertise was built through real-life, practical, trial and error experience interacting closely with global C-Suite leaders, executives at all levels, and those in the creative field, not from studying outdated tomes by academics who have never worked in the corporate world.

For more information, head to www.jocelyngreenky.com

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