Friday, December 10, 2010

Getting Work Done at Work

An interesting talk I saw on, from the founder of 37 Signals. It's not a great talk, and not inspiring, but it is interesting in a few ways.

The biggest thing I got out of it was the first few minutes where he talks about how little work gets done at work. People want to work elsewhere, and it's hard to get un-interrupted time. For some jobs (creating, programming, etc.) this makes sense. For others, I'm not sure it's true.

If you have creative types, really try to avoid bothering them. Give them large stretches of time (3-4 hours) to work and get things done without any interruption.