Re: Handling developers, "the zone" and other myths
Why would you doubt that certain people doing certain jobs at certain times need to NOT be interrupted?I don't doubt that they would prefer to be uninterrupted. When I'm focusing, I would have the same preference.
However, I do question:
- That programmers have any more need for lack of interruption than anyone else.
- That it's realistic to expect not to be interrupted in the typical office. Learning to work around interruptions is simply a basic necessity.
No doubt my attitude is colored by having been a manager from time to time. A lot of the talk about "the zone" is simply copping an attitude - and that's something that can disrupt an entire office, not just a single individual.
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