Summary of Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

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Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work summary
Office life is full of distractions: meetings, email messages, colleagues, and phone calls.

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Where do you go if you really want to get work done? If you are like most people, you probably work best “anywhere but the office.” If you must concentrate and focus on something, you need uninterrupted time. However, most individuals cannot get that at their workplace. Jason Fried, a web consultant, presents this problem in a way that will have many viewers nodding their heads in agreement. But are fewer meetings and less face-to-face interaction really the solutions? getAbstract recommends this presentation to people who have ever wondered why they cannot get anything done at work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why most people are not productive in the office during working hours
  • What you can do about it
 

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Companies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) build offices to enable their employees to
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About the Speaker

Jason Fried is a software entrepreneur. He co-founded 37signals, a Chicago-based software company that builds web-based productivity tools. He co-wrote Rework, which rethinks the idea of work.


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    Guest 3 years ago
    «I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and may therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.»
    —Arthur Schopenhauer

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