Fried notes that when he asks people “where do you go when you want to get things done?” the one answer that doesn’t come up is “The office.”
He notes that at the office one doesn’t experience a “work day,” but “work moments.” People need long stretches of uninterrupted time to get something done – that doesn’t happen at the office. Managers and Meetings (M&Ms) conspire to prevent work from occurring. M&Ms don’t exist outside the office.
To overcome the inefficiencies of M&Ms at the office, Fried presents three intriguing proposals guaranteed to turn the culture of the office on its head.
How about you? Where are you most productive? Where do you go to get work done? Are Fried’s proposals realistic? Can they overcome the M&Ms that conspire to prevent productivity at the office?