Distractions are the bane of productive work. Whether it’s a notification on your phone or a chatty coworker talking about their day, it can disrupt your workflow and put you out of sync. The question is—How do you handle distractions in the workplace? There’s no simple answer, as there are plenty of things that can disrupt you during the workday. However, you can apply a few principles to minimize the impact of workplace distractions. Here are some of the most effective examples.