I don’t work with headphones ……however, I TOTALLY GET THIS…….. it happens even without headphones, and I also watch others in their zone… interesting read guys.
Excerpt……….Technology, for a free-lancer like me, creates a powerful and not entirely mad illusion that we work in a peopled environment of rich diversity and experience. As I sit to write each morning, I draw upon the vast network of people (many in active chat windows) with whom I’ve worked in the trenches over the course of a 35-year career, while also having the benefit of opinions and insight by expert strangers a click away. I sometimes even wear earplugs that allow me to immerse more deeply into my subject matter, creating a bubble that blunts distractions and sharpens my focus. For me, it’s the best of both worlds. Alone, and yet truly interacting with people, even if they are across town or in a different country.
Read full article…….via Workers, Take Off Your Headphones – Anne Kreamer – Harvard Business Review.