Office Visitors

Workplace Visitors
Just when you want to get some important job done and you’ve made a start, it’s uncanny how the office gossip or another equally garrulous person invades your workplace. It can seem that these people monitor your mind and gear their visits to guarantee minimal work output from you. How can you deal with these unwanted visitors without being rude? Try these suggestions for a start:

• If you have an office door, keep it closed when you do not want to be disturbed.
• If possible, try to arrange for someone to intercept visitors and take messages for you.
• Go to others before they come to you. It is far easier to terminate conversations when you are at the other person’s workplace. Saying, ‘I’ve got to go now.’ Will usually suffice.
• If you hear the office talker coming down the hall, jump up from your desk and place yourself diagonally across your office door jamb. Whatever you do, do not allow the person to enter your workspace.
• As noted above, standing discussions take far less time than sitting discussions. If the office talker does gain entry to your office and, Heaven forbid, gets seated, do not sit down yourself. Stay standing and make unwelcoming gestures like looking at your watch or pacing in ever decreasing circles around the intruder’s chair. The intruder will soon leave.
• Practice terminating phrases, such as: Well, then, it seems that…. Or, In essence, it can be concluded that….to give notice to the other party that you want to draw the conversation to a close.
• Observe the nonverbal signals of good time managers, such as closing desk top files or uncrossing legs and moving to the front of the chair. Body language alone can effectively communicate the end of a discussion.
• List matters which require only short discussions with others and discuss them during coffee breaks or over lunch.

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Cherry Flitcher said...

If you hear the office talker coming down the hall, jump up from your desk and place yourself diagonally across your office door jamb. Whatever you do, do not allow the person to enter your workspace.

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