Do you know what the biggest enemy of productivity is?  Can you guess?

According to Jason Fried, founder of 37signals, "proximity is an invitation to interruption and interruption is the biggest enemy of productivity."  Interesting, don’t you think?  I’m probably the worst at walking over to poke my head into another office…just to check in…no purpose…shoot the breeze.  And those can be the beginning of an idea that goes somewhere.  But more often than not it’s only a diversion.

By the way, Fried’s comment came in a fascinating interview that you can watch right here.

Don’t know about 37signals?  Be sure and check it out.  I use the free version of Backpack and Highrise.  Really great stuff to organize life.

Thanks to Terry Storch for the link!

Productivity’s Biggest Enemy
  • Interruption as the Biggest Enemy ofProductivity?

    Mark Howell over at Strategy Central writes:
    Do you know what the biggest enemy of productivity is? Can you guess?
    According to Jason Fried, founder of 37signals, proximity is an invitation to interruption and interruption is the biggest enemy …