The quote below from this article is my personal work philosophy.
As knowledge workers we need to advocate for space so we can find the signal in the sound.
As managers we need to protect our people’s space to think, concentrate and get things done.
There is a time to collaborate together; there is a time to be in monk mode. As Pablo Picasso is credited with saying, “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
I work best in a silent environment where I can sit with the information and process the information BUT within the broader context of the group so I can clarify/check understanding/ conclusions with the broader team. One is not better, neither is the other worse. They are just components of work that I like to engage in.
How do you like to work?