The Value of Doing Nothing (at work)

Today some coworkers and myself were standing around the kurig joking about how you couldn’t actually sit at the table in our office. The chairs (while totally cute, thanks Ikea) are made to be perfectly fitted beneath the tall table, leaving mere inches for thigh comfort.

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As we explored this table conundrum other questions of logic and functionality arose.

We began to discuss design methodologies and patterns that presented themselves as opportunities for automation. As we each chose to ignore the time briefly (it isn’t easy with 5 clocks on the wall) the conversation evolved into an incredibly valuable brainstorm.

These creative processes are often stifled when we are busy jumping from one meeting to the next. Try scheduling some “do nothing” time this week and see what problems seem to solve themselves.

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.”

~ Lao Tzu

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