You are not paid to be busy

Offices and creativity are at odds because creativity can’t be scheduled, and it’s likely that at some point, people will be in a situation where they are in the office in a creative lull.

It should be totally fine to take a break, or even leave the office (go home) if the creativity is missing. Taking a break is better than excess context switching.

This is unfortunately difficult in some working environments:

You are not paid to be busy. You are paid to produce results, or to increase the result output of the team/department.

Note last edited March 2021.