After Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow, spoke at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle about the reasons programmers prefer their own space it opened up discussions on the problems of an open office.
Perfectionism might actually be bad for your productivity. “We tend to freeze up when it’s time to get started because we know that our ideas aren’t perfect and what we produce might not be any good. But how can you ever produce something great if you don’t get started and give your ideas time to evolve?” says Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart. (more…)