People perform best in a signal-oriented, sane, quiet environment. Shield the team from interruptions and from noise, allow them to focus.
- Shielding the team can help to Establish psychological safety
Unicorn Project has the 1st "ideal of focus, flow and joy" as a prerequisite to creative work.
“Bill told me that he can’t fire the business unit executives or tell them what to do. He said that the only thing he can do is ensure that I’m not wasting time on those things. He said to tell anyone trying to reach me that I’ll be fired if I call them back.”
~ Gene Kim, The Unicorn project
It doesn't have to be crazy at work, Jason Fried and DHH
Modern-day offices have become interruption factories.
~ Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, It doesn't have to be crazy at work
Making Work Visible at Parts Unlimited by Dominica DeGrandis: (copy in ref)
true creativity flows from a state of relaxation and openness, not from a state of stress.