I like to help people and people show up to me for help many times. But many times in aggressive timelines on projects I am facing hard time to be both helpful & highly productive.
I like to resolve all dependencies first & finish work with focus. Now with everyone working from home, people can connect virtually over Skype, MS Teams, email, meetings. Improptu pings & chats are creating lots of distraction since it diverts whole attention from work I am engaged in. Can't be at do not disturb mode at all times since Teams & skype is only way to connect and I may miss something important. I ended up working late when no one is online or disturbing. Also WFH all the time due to COVID-19 is a factor in distraction since you can not isolate completely from home.
Can anyone suggest how you are managing focus effectively in work. Please share your experiences to enhance focus & productivity in Work From Home scenario.