23 January 2012

Quietly Working

One of my interests is in politely challenging groupthink.  I refuse to spend my time in noisy, crowded places, especially if those places are offices.  I will not work anywhere with a radio or television blaring away.  My work environment must be tailored to suit my own needs.

Being a reasonably successful and perhaps even a highly creative person, I am usually able to state my own workplace requirements.  Peace and quiet, with no interruptions, are essential if I am to achieve my best.

A New York Times article to think about

About 20 minutes a day of collaboration is usually enough for me.  A few excellent ideas gathered from a carefully selected group of interesting minds does not take long.  Anything else is mindless chatter and clamorous, intrusive mediocrity.