Where are you most productive? Is it really in a cube farm?
I know I feel the way Jason Fried of 37Signals describes it in his TEDxMidwest talk: that by going into the office to work I’m trading my work day “for a series of work moments.” Creative workers (including instructional designers) do best with uninterrupted time to work, something in short supply in the office.
I’m fortunate to work in an office where I have the option to work from home several days a week, with a project manager who understands that I’m more productive when I do.
What about you? Do you find yourself more productive when you work from home, or are you better off with the physical separation between work and personal life? Do you have any tips for being more productive when you are in the office and dealing with interruptions?