TED Talk Tuesday: Why Work Doesn't Happen at Work

By Tinuiti Team

This man makes a good point. In this useful and very eloquent talk, Jason Fried, the co-founder of 37signals (makers of Basecamp), discusses why the office isn’t the best place to get work done as well as our worst types of distractions.

Key takeaways at the bottom.

Jason Fried: Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

Key Takeaways:

Long, uninterrupted stretches of time are optimal for being productive, and we dont get that very much (if at all) in a standard workplace. This is because we face involuntary distractions like meetings and managers.

Set time aside for your employees to work without distraction. Schedule less meetings and encourage workers to collaborate with email, IM, and other “loose” meeting tools so that they can handle what they need to when they want to.

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