The Argument for Solitude (to get things done)
Update —- Who knew we’d get such a snow event this week? And that it would lead to plenty of solitude for many of us stuck in our home offices instead of heading to work? (Please don’t think I was hoping for snow just to get things done)! I have made good progress on several projects, and I hope you have, too. I’m now ready to get back into the normal routine! How about you? Margo
While work teams are often the popular way to go for many businesses, Susan Cain in the New York Times, makes an argument for solitude in order to get things done.
I agree. While we need the group at times, getting the real work done (and doing it well), coming up with new ideas, and even learning can be done better on our own.
Here’s the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/opinion/sunday/the-rise-of-the-new-groupthink.html?pagewanted=3&ref=general&src=me. What do you think?
Margo Myers, Principal, Margo Myers Communications