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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Dealing with distractions

Wondering if you are you distracted at work? Take this self-quiz and see your results.

Quiz: signs that you are distracted

See how many of the following typical signs of distraction that you can relate to. Answer the following questions with yes or no; keep track of your answers.

Q1. I check my e-mail regularly from every few minutes to once an hour, at a minimum.

a. Yes____

b. No_____

Q2. If the phone rings, I automatically pick it up rather than look at caller ID or let it go to voice mail if I'm in the midst of something.

a. Yes____

b. No_____

Q3. I have at least one hour of uninterrupted thinking time daily.

a. Yes____

b. No_____

Q4. I have labeled myself, or others have told me, that I seem distracted a lot.

a. Yes____

b. No_____ ...

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