I don’t write much about work here on the blog – this is usually my space for the other stuff. But I did read something this morning that I wanted to share – a short piece on 99U called “Spend Half Your Day Alone”. I find this idea really intriguing, and I’d like to try it out.
For the past few weeks I’ve had lots and lots of meetings, and it’s put my productivity in the toilet. Yesterday I specifically made a day without meetings, so I could plow through work and get some designs out the door. It was amazing! I was thrilled with how much I could accomplish when I put my head down and wasn’t interrupted.
Of course, a lot of meetings are necessary. So I’m not knocking the concept of meetings – I’m just going to try scheduling them differently, so they don’t cut my day into tiny pieces. I’m going to set office hours for meeting times and design time, and once the meeting time is all booked up, I
won’t will try not to infringe on the design time.
Have any of you tried something like this? How did it go?
[images via Some eCards]