How to Manage Interruptions in Meetings - Deepstash
Navigate Office Politics

Learn more about teamwork with this collection

How to build positive relationships with colleagues and superiors

How to navigate office politics without compromising your values

How to handle conflicts and difficult situations in the workplace

Navigate Office Politics

Discover 66 similar ideas in

It takes just

8 mins to read

Responding To Interruptions: Check Your Status

Responding To Interruptions: Check Your Status

In a corporate setting, every meeting can be a competition for resources, recognition or rewards.

If a senior interrupts you, it would not be counted against you, but it is a peer who has interrupted you to dominate and boost their own presence, it can negatively impact your status.


3.96K reads

Handling The Interruption: Listen And Respond

  • Understand why your peer has interrupted you, and it has a different agenda, like changing the topic or to get you to stop, you can make direct eye contact with the interrupter and speak up.
  • You can say you need to finish your point on this important topic so that everyone is informed.
  • If the objective of the interruption was to criticize you, you can say that any feedback is welcome after you have shared your perspective.
  • If a senior has interrupted you during the meeting, wait for it to end and go for a one-on-one to clear the matter.


392 reads

Handling Interruption: Maintain Your Composure

In case of serial interruptions, it can be difficult to keep your composure, but do not get rattled. If a peer is interrupting you continuously, try to focus on your message and resume talking after taking a deep breath.

If things start to become awkward, reach out to the person after the meeting and clarify yourself, and let it be known to them how their interrupting you made you feel. Seek feedback if required.


316 reads

How To Interrupt Without Being Disrespectful

  • Work cultures often encourage healthy debates and disagreements, so it is important to be aware of your company's existing culture.
  • Do not get hung up on something normal for others.
  • Before you interrupt, simply asking if you can interrupt what the other person is saying, can work wonders.


353 reads

The Way We Should Interrupt

  • How we interrupt matters and using the word ‘but’ is often the problem. Our brains only take a fraction of a second to process the meaning of a word and be offended by a wrongly perceived one.
  • Use the word ‘and’ or say that you would like to add something to what is being said, to sound collaborative and not frame the other's statement as invalid.


335 reads



1 + 1 = 3, that's the defintion of a good team.


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates