An open plan workplace can be a nightmare for someone who is introverted, or just has a job that requires deep internal focus. I’m always focused so deeply on my work that it’s hard for anyone – even my boss, embarrassingly enough – to get my attention.
But some days feel like you don’t even have a spare second. I remember working at a record label with a bunch of busy touring bands. We literally ran everywhere we needed to go in the office.
I think we need a Do Not Disturb bracelet for those times when we are deeply focused on a project, or simply too busy. The bracelet can be worn, or it can be put around a doorknob on your office door. Maybe it’s flashy – maybe it’s neon blue, so it’s hard to miss. Maybe my children will even respect it? Too hopeful?