So, why is it such a challenge to do work at work? Jason Fried explains how the work environment ironically stunts productivity and creativity. Next time you have a 17-minute block of uninterrupted time, I suggest you plug in and take a listen.

The front door of the office is like a Cuisinart. You walk in and your day is shredded to bits, because you have 15 minutes here and 30 minutes there… People really need long stretches of uninterrupted time to get something done. You cannot ask somebody to be creative in 15 minutes and really think about a problem.

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Laura Fry is a designer in Cleveland with a cat named Alex.