This is a classic question asked of people who are managers to see if they give a textured/mature answer or are impatient

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Haveun question. Fun question.And it tend to be asked of managers who are just dealing with a different caliber of individual and there tends to be this kind of a wall that exists where managers aren't comfortable walking in on their, on their leadership. So let's look at this from the manager's perspective.

You're asked the question, "What do you do when you keep getting interrupted by your people, but you've got something important to get done? How do you handle this?" And it's actually pretty easy and you have a couple of different approaches. And that's what you tell them. "It depends on the circumstance. Yeah, I've got some are critical projects themselves and we're at the short hairs right now. And it's important to really complete them quickly. As such, you let them interrupt. You also check to see. Is it something that has to be dealt with right now? Right now? Is there someone else that they can go to with the answer, to get the answer?"

"Yes."

"Great. I've got something I've got to do for my boss or for senior leadership. See, if that person can come to you. Send me a quick email, I'll respond to it or or message me through slack. I'll get to it as quickly as I can just to confirm it's the right approach." And you go from there.

If it's the perpetual interrupter, the one who's insecure, you kind of give them a little bit of pushback.

"So I'm really I'm very happy to talk with you. I've got to do something for my management. Let's get together" and offer them a time to sit down talk. Fundamentally, what you;re doing is trying to determine quickly whether this is really a priority or whether this is just something that someone wants to connect with you about. They're insecure. They want to indicate that they're looking for permission, something here. What's going on for them and act from that. Don't just push back and don't just let people walk in. Offer some texture and terms. I've offered the two. There's a million in the middle. Talk to them about your way and then conclude by saying, "How do you tend to do it? How do you tend to approach this?" Okay,

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