Mon Mar 17 10:56:01 CDT 2008
Do You Need Quiet Time?
To be more productive, engineers and managers at Intel Corp. have
adopted a "quiet time" to eliminate office distractions. On Tuesday
mornings a group of them turn off e-mail, forward calls to voice mail,
decline all meetings, and hang a "Do not disturb" sign on their doors.
Some say distractions such as a steady barrage of e-mail and phone
calls hinder the ability to focus on work requiring creativity and analysis.
But others argue that it's vital to respond promptly so coworkers can get
the answers they need.
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