As a team leader you want to communicate to various stakeholders about the work of the team, but there are times when you want to minimize outside interference in the work of the team. Sometimes the team needs time to simply, “get the work done,” to “produce the next deliverable,” or to “get the shipment ready.”
Most teams have a project plan that includes a time line with specific deliverables. However, if team members are continually drawn away from the tasks that are required by the plan to ultimately help the team succeed, then they will be frustrated, the team will fail, and you will not have done your job. It is your job as team leader to limit the amount of outside interference.
What are some typical distractions?