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Many of us have very well laid-out to-do lists any daily plans. However, they do not reflect the reality of our everyday working life.
We will always be interrupted. If our mindset is to accept that we will always have interruptions and surprises, we will be less frustrated when they happen.
We let our planning focus on the tasks associated with the job. But we don't take into account all the aspects of our job.
Interacting with people can be part of the broader scope of your job. It means that interruptions are not actually non-productive aspects. They are actions that should get folded into the plan for each day.
When creating a to-do list and interruptions at odd times are a given, build a buffer time in for each task. Assume an hour-long project will take 90 minutes. Schedule extra time into your calendar each day for your team to "pop in."
Bullying in the business world is more masked:
The staff members usually resort to passivity to survive. It is true that people leave bosses, not jobs.
There is no "one size fits all schedule" for maximum productivity.
Because we all have particular strengths and weaknesses when it comes to time management and productivity, what works for one person could be a total disaster for another.
Those who travel solo are even more likely to learn about themselves as well as the world as they go.