The open office design movement was intended to increase and improve collaboration. Evidence suggests that it has had the opposite effect. People are increasingly hiding behind their noise-cancelling headphones to concentrate. When we hear, “I go in early so I can get some work done before everyone shows up,” we know something’s gone awry with… Read more »
Everyone occasionally experiences the sinking feeling that comes from having too much to do. There is too much to do, after all. The proliferation of content in the webiverse and the 24/7 work access model have conspired to keep us all moving at a break-neck pace. It is the time of the Quicker and the Deader. So instead of adding even more to the day, why not take something away?
Outsiders have little appreciation for how difficult it is to profitably grow your business. The more time you spend in the office bringing in the next project or managing the staff, the further removed you are from wearing a tool belt in the field. This results in a gap in oversight and a greater challenge to… Read more »