Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work

Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work

Jason Fried, co-founder of 37Signals (disclosure: we use their tools), has a terrific talk about work and why traditional offices just don’t work anymore. This concept — the fact that the traditional office doesn’t work — is actually the foundation of our agency. Well, that and aside from the massive overhead, inflated hourly rates and P&L issues, but we are virtual for a reason – we’re able to get more (and better) work done. But I digress.

Notice what types of jobs Jason lists off when he says that these sorts of jobs require long stretches of time that require attention (not distractions):

  • Programmers
  • Designers
  • Writers
  • Thinkers

He pins the problem on two causes: Meetings and Managers.

We couldn’t agree more, Jason. Here’s the full talk for you to watch — most likely during work hours 😉