I just completed reviewing How To Manage Your Time and it included a list of great time management tips. All very valuable. What hit me the most was the last one: Closed door / open door. While we all try to keep an open door policy, it is important to have a closed door most of the time, at least physically. That way you can get the work done, and it shows that you are busy, working, being productive. Open the door when it is a good time – perhaps even schedule it (privately) — that is to set some times in your outlook calendar to remind you to open the door, but don’t let anyone know about that schedule, otherwise they’ll begin to count on it. But to make yourself available does not mean that you always need to be available.