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Why You Can’t Work at Work

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

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

  1. Yes, negatively

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Yes, positively

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. No

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Not sure

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  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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