Takeaway: Sometimes interruptions serve to make you (and your team) more productive—when the interruption relates to what you’re currently working on, or when it helps others get unstuck in their own work.

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When you work with intention behind what you’re doing, interruptions are usually only good for throwing you off whatever important thing you’re working on. Most of the time getting interrupted will make you less productive. 

Except when they don’t. While getting interrupted is almost always a pain in the ass, strange as it might sound, often interruptions make you more productive. 

Over the last several months, I’ve been poring through an ungodly amount of research about how we focus, and what happens when our focus gets derailed. I’ve discovered, in the process, that there are two cases where interruptions are a lot more…

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