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Throughout the working day is a common practice to communicate, I find it good until the point where we communicated all day long and all the work done is in a draft state, leading one to work after hours, home office or resign.
We had (my team) issued this problem numerous times into our retro, complaining about the massive interruptions we have to face during the day, but it never results in a permanent solution.
- When it was critical, working from the cafeteria. Of course one cannot go missing like that.
- Raising a finger up until the person waiting for your attention to say "I'll come back later.";
- Scheduled talk time - we did the scheduled meetings and the normal interrupts, leading to more talk.
- Home office;
- After hours;
As I already said, is important to communicate.
My questions are:
Is our leader soft ? Meaning, is this the kind of problem that our management should correct and enforce?
How to filter from the start, questions by their importance? Because for anyone their problem is more important than anything else.