You are not paid to be busy

Last edited March 2021

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.