Office Space

Can't Be Interrupted? Polite Ways to Say 'Do Not Disturb'

Data & Featured Lists Editor
2 min read

Ever get in the zone, only to be interrupted by a chatty co-worker? Not everyone looking to shut out interruptions can shut an office door. Those in shared spaces need to be more creative about protecting their privacy and sending the right signals. In this quick video, an expert from Steelcase shares simple -- and civilized -- ways to communicate that you're in the zone and wish not to be disturbed. 

Related: Sit and Stand Desks Don't Cut It: 2 New Keys to Unlocking Office Productivity 

More from Entrepreneur

Learn to be a better leader and develop successful marketing and branding strategies with Dr. Patti Fletcher's help.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.
Get Your Quote Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.