Doing what I can to follow Drucker's advice for being effective and struggling to find uninterrupted blocks of time in my company's open floor plan.
I'm continuously asked for help/advice from people both within and from outside my department.
Besides one on ones (which I don't do cross functionally), how can I better gain time to myself to deep dive and concentrate on the real tasks that will bring more results to my company?
I am not trying to hide from my people/coworkers. Just need some time to myself in large chunks. We have no offices, very short walls, and little to no privacy.
I've brainstormed a few ideas:
1. Grab a conference room daily (but I won't have my dual monitors, which make me much more effective)
2. Headphones (prefer not, as people still tend to interrupt and I find it unprofessional)
3. "Do Not Disturb" card. Maybe red (do not disturb), yellow (business related topics only), green (converstions welcome)?
I think this issue is throughout my org. I'd like to be an example of how to show people I need some time to myself. Maybe others will adopt the idea.