How can you make a workplace less distracting? Use your five senses. Yes, the ones we learned about in elementary school
Sight. Sound. Touch. Smell. Taste.
You want to minimize any distractions during a meeting so that the attendees can focus fully on the conversation. While I go into more detail in the podcast clip below, here is the basic summary:
1. Sight – Reduce visual distractions such as an open window or text-heavy posters.
2. Sound – Minimize any background noises.
3. Touch – Make sure chairs are ergonomically designed.
4. Smell – Eliminate unusual “phantom odors,” good or bad.
5. Taste – Provide simple, unpackaged snacks and water for longer meetings to reduce the distraction of hunger.
What advice do you have for making a room distraction-free to minimize switchtasking during a meeting?
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