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I would like to know how to increase productivity and increase concentration for following

  1. Your colleague who waste your time each day coming and talking to you more than 45 min on a working day
  2. your colleague who irritates you every day by pointing on your weakness and when tried to avoid him he runs and joins you every time
  3. your colleague who actually who interfered in your personal issue and screwed you up, but still you have to work with him.
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It might help you to take the DISC personality test and see how you and your collegue differ. Once you understand this person's basic personality, it might help for you to change the way you interact with this person. For instance, it might be worth it for you to take some time, no matter how uncomfortable, and talk with this person. Communicate expectations and frustrations, it might help.

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  • Your colleague who waste your time each day coming and talking to you more than 45 min on a working day

You need to make it clear your busy. There are lots of subtle ways to do this without offending your colleagues. For example when they come in and start chatting pretend you were just on your way out the office. The people who have nothing better to do during the day than chat for 45 minutes will often move on to someone else to bother. You can then walk back to your desk within 2-3 minutes and continue your productive day.

  • your colleague who irritates you every day by pointing on your weakness and when tried to avoid him he runs and joins you every time

Oh dear. This is a tricky one. I think you just need to do your best to avoid this person. If they are not your boss go to your boss and let them know they are taking up your time during the day. Let your boss know you feel you would get more done if this person didn't distract you everyday.

  • your colleague who actually who interfered in your personal issue and screwed you up, but still you have to work with him.

Try not to be that person within your company who complains about others. Don't worry to much about this person. Focus on your own job and do your lob amazing every time. You will get noticed by others within your company and hopefully promoted way beyond the irritating person your dealing with right now.


Watch this time management video from Brian Tracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN2fa-WyfNI

It's quite an old video but Brian has some great suggestions for dealing with irritating colleagues who take up your time during the day.

I hope something here helps you solve these problems. Best of luck.

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The suggestion from @TK-421 to get some training in DiSC is a good one to help you communicate more effectively with your colleagues. What to communicate will be clearer to you with some training in assertiveness. Your colleague can't waste your time without your tacit permission. Assertiveness training will help you to take control. The same training will help with the other situations as well.

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