…and that’s what the Internet is, too. It’s a place where we can be alone together — and this is precisely what gives it power. … Our offices should encourage casual, cafe-style interactions, but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces when they want to be alone.
The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com
(As Timoni said “a very reassuring article for anybody who works better alone, or uninterrupted.”)
Wow. I can’t tell you how much this meant to me. Despite being an extrovert, the highest quality output comes from time where I am heads down and headphones on. Collaborative tools, such as shared documents, do seem to provide better time for all those involved to ponder and really be thoughtful in their contributions.
Thanks for the article. Ariel!