Sunday, July 24, 2005

take a break

A joint poll released last week by AOL and found that the average worker wastes two hours every day (not including lunch), and that nearly 45 percent of respondents name the computer as their primary distraction.

I would argue that some percentage of time wasted during work is actually a part of the work. I call it gel time, when a corner of your brain noodles with a problem while the rest of your brain checks the baseball scores or looks for replacement coffee mugs on eBay. In other words, gel time is what you have to do to make you ready to do what you need to do.

Life's Work

On the Job, the Pauses That Refresh

Published: July 17, 2005

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