Why You Can’t Work At Work.
8:53am: Arrive at work.
9 – 9:56am: Coffee first. Knock out a few emails. RSS.
10 – 11am: Ugh, meeting.
11:27am: Meeting ran late. I probably shouldn’t start anything before lunch, right?
12 – 1pm: Lunch.
1:30pm: Another meeting. Remind me which one this is again?
2:03pm: Food coma. Maybe just a little RSSZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
2:48pm: Alright, I really need to start on something.
3:06pm: Oh no, here comes the project manager. Surprise, it’s urgent.
4:27pm: OK, put out that fire.
4:34pm: Man, it’s 4:30 already?
4:52pm: Phone’s ringing. It’s the client. I shouldn’t pick it up. I guess I have to.
4:56pm: Surprise, it’s urgent.
5:47pm: Leave office, having accomplished virtually nothing.
6:30 – 10pm: Dinner. American Idol.
10 – 12am: Finally sit down to get some real work done.
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Sound familiar? “The modern workplace is optimized for interruptions.” As always, 37signals’ Jason Fried tells it like it is.
(via Zeldman and Big Think)