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Managing Chatty Colleagues

There is no greater time-suck than an overly chatty coworker who can’t read your please-leave-me-alone body language. Next time you’re on a deadline and need to be head-down focused, try the following response when they pop up over the cubicle or peek through your office window:

Would love to chat but I’ve got a ton on my plate. Is it something urgent you need to talk about?


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