Communication – Important But Also Unproductive

One thing that I have been thinking about for quite some time is the topic of communication. Communication is very important in many aspects of our lives and it is what our society is built upon.

I witness employees here doing a lot of “socializing” and talking about things that simply have nothing to do with work. I find myself a bit apalled by this type of socializing in the environment unless it is during breaks or lunches. While I am not the most productive person in the company by no means, there are other individuals that simply don’t get much done. When other employees come up to speak with me, I have no troubles with this as long as it is business related or just a short question about a home computer problem. But what I do have troubles with are individuals whom hover around, watching everything you do, and sort of repeat the same ideas over and over. I find that this takes an extreme bite in my productivity, and I must stay on task and get things done.

The last hour of work typically is quite busy after the main “admin ticket” guy is done for the day, so I usually pick up on these tickets for the last hour. However, during this same time, there are multiple interruptions that are not business-related and are mostly a social-type nature conversation. I will admit, many of these I sort of ignore for the most part because it doesn’t interest me – or I have many things on my plate at the same time.