working in a team also means that people have questions and will drop by. “Just a quick question … do you know where Mark is?” … “No.” … “Hm, ok, thanks anyway”.
Questions might not always be that insignificant but I´m sure you get the point. When you are dug into thoughts you want to stay in there and not being pulled out for a quick question or even conversation.
There are some products you can use. LED lights at your Laptop, little toy traffic lights (I tried that one), but that would also mean that a colleague has to walk all the way to your office to see if a little light is burning or not.
Provided Asana is the team communication tool it would be great if there was some status visualization. You maybe know that from VoIP Com-Centers. If someone is busy you can´t forward a call.
See who is available right now … that would be so helpful for me and others at our office.
What do you and others think?