Even with the best plans, your children will interrupt your work. They'll scream just as you have a call. They'll bomb your video meetings. Or you may need to get outside with them to burn off energy. Your coworkers will be more understanding if you warn them ahead of time.
- If you have a split schedule, inform the people you work with the most.
- Thank them in advance for their patience.
- Put your revised business hours in your email signature, on your voicemail, and in the company messaging system.
- Mute your mic during a conference call until you're ready to talk.