During my work there are a lot of small pauses, mostly due to outdated/clunky tools and PCs.
These pauses range from 10s to 1 min long, and it's really hard to keep focused on my work while being interrupted 5/6 times in a row.
I already brought this up with management and tried to automate all longer processes, but I'm now at a point where the only solution is buying better tools or hardware.
For example, I just had to copy a file from a network folder, and since we don't have gigabit ethernet it took about 90 seconds.
Management already denied buying other tools, as we are a medium-big company, and updating tools would require a major effort.
My productivity is high enough and this is not a huge problem, however I feel I could be a lot more productive in a proper environment.
How can I deal with a large amount of medium-small interruptions?
At the moment I'm already switching to other small tasks, but I take a lot of time to refocus again on what I was doing, and this is less than ideal.