Re: interruptions at work. This needs to be lain on the shoulders of managers who schedule recurring meetings and who see collaboration as a social endeavor instead of as a division of labor. I've written about this in connection with software where the problem is at the level of crisis:

https://medium.com/p/young-developers-what-you-missed-128e4cc7cc08

Any recurring meeting is a red flag. Open offices are intolerable. I saw the last year of the interruption-controlled workplace at Microsoft; all that is gone now.

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