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Why You Can’t Work at Work

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Princeton, Aug 18, 2010.


Does the "modern workplace" affect productivity? In what way?

  1. Yes, negatively

    10 vote(s)
  2. Yes, positively

    3 vote(s)
  3. No

    1 vote(s)
  4. Not sure

    4 vote(s)
  1. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    I find this quote fascinating.

    Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals.

    You can read/hear more about it @ http://bigthink.com/ideas/18522

    What do you think?
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I voted 'not sure' because it's been a long time since I worked a 'normal' job.

    However, I do kind of agree with him. I hate to be interrupted when I'm on a roll at work. Breaking my concentration is akin to telling me "no more work today", because I'm done for. :rolleyes:
  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Need a counterexample? one word, Google.
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Most of my job, at least in recent years, is training interns, and dealing with meetings and conferences, so not much can interrupt me.

    However, I was helping my dad with his business once, and just the sheer amount of interruptions made it difficult to keep on task. 
  5. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    While modern technologies (Facebook, Twitter) can boost sometimes communications, I hardly can focus on my work because I'm checking updates, XenForo and stuff like that :D
    GodForum.com and Peggy like this.
  6. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    Good clip ... anyway to get these kinds of video embeds on XF ? :)
  7. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    Well too much noise in modern workspace !

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