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‘I…cannot…even…’

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I Cannot Even, Funny Paper Notepad Stationery

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Everything is Fine Paper Pad

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Oh Look a Bunch of Shit I’ll Never Do, Funny Paper Notepad 

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Open spaces, closed doors

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If you want to make more office collisions, you have to increase proximity. Open spaces are now the standard design model for companies looking for more ideas and collaboration.

Multiple bump-in conversations have replaced those at the water cooler, saving potential email threads from getting out of hand.

But excess openness “can cause workers to do a turtle” and pop on some headphones to crowd out the excess chatter.

Like the cubicle before it, which intended to be the ‘action office’ and instead resembled prisons where no one ran into each other, the open floor layout encourages serendipity but has come to resemble a chaotic classroom. External conversations crimp the thinking voice inside a person’s head.

Cubicles are like prisons.

Scott Adams

Focus is already scarce in a digital world. Deep work needs time to bloom. Perhaps that’s why working from home is still the best option of all.

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Work/Life Synthesis

We spend most of our lives at the office. That’s why it’s incredibly important that we really enjoy what we do.

Instead of focusing on work/life balance, focus on “weaving” the two together. Connect ideas from work projects to side-projects at home. Work is a laboratory where we can afford to experiment and learn from aggregate data.

Work is also a place where we become better communicators. If we can’t explain and justify things effectively to our co-workers chances are we can’t do it at home either.

At the same time, there are certain things we do at home that carry over into work. We want to rest, play, and feel healthy. More companies are allowing for meditation and 20% time at work.

Work/life balance is ultimately about flow. The flow of learning, loving, exercising, and having autonomy in the office and at home. Boredom and burnout are the enemies.

Work and life have to benefit each other. They both have to be meaningful. Who doesn’t want to leave a dent in the world?

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“I want to talk about work and not the office. The distinction being that today people work everywhere.” Bridging life/working space with “Tools for Life” by Knoll.
“I want to talk about work and not the office. The distinction being that today people work everywhere.” Bridging life/working space with “Tools for Life” by Knoll.