Productivity v Creativity
Consumed => “What Marissa Mayer Doesn’t (and Does) Get About White-Collar Work” By Clive Thompson on Wired.
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This is interesting but also an over-simplification.
At the very least, it’s time address the losing battle of trying to get leading-edge / contemporary results from antiquated tools. One of those tools is just good old fashion communications skills. How people do you know who communicate with clarity? Of course meeting face to face has its benefits but that doesn’t excuse being lazy.
And then there’s the typical medium, email. At the risk of repeating myself, email is not a collaboration tool. It is the talkie talkie of the internet age. To expect anything that might resemble natural serendipitous communications from email isn’t a reasonable expectation. Is it? Yet that’s what we keep doing.
The article makes some great points but I’m with Einstein on this one. The forcing of On-site v At-home into what is at best a dated model and mindset is insane.