A few weeks back when I posted the two “I hate email” and I love email” rants I was really having a difficult time with interruptions. In my world I have somehow become the “answer man” for countless projects, clients, and web sites.
Jason at 37signals finally broke the silence on their blog and posted a little bit of signal today. He posted about how interruptions are not collaboration.
I had never made the connection between “interruption” and “collaboration” but it is something I have been pondering for a long time now. I have somehow created a work environment around me that enables an amazing number of interruptions.
Some days it is so bad that I actually find I enjoy working weekends and nights, just so that I can work in peace and quiet.
I can actually accomplish something.
Weird how that happens, isn’t it? Too bad Jason doesn’t have a solution to the problem.