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Unformatted text preview: Dan Croghan BUS 102 Summary/Recommendation part 1 The first speaker was Jason Fried. Jason is the co-founder of a web based collaboration tools company that helps work productivity, and is the author of Rework, which is about new ways to conceptualize working and creating. His talk is about why people cant seem to get work done at work and where people go to get the most work done. He starts off simply by stating why companies build offices. They build offices to be places where everyone can come together to do great work. The company will provide desks, computers, software and other tools to do their work. But, when asked where they go when they need to get something done, most people said a certain place, like a porch, kitchen room, coffee shop, moving object, like a train, plane, or car, or a certain time, either really early in the morning, late at night, or on the weekends. Not many people said the office. This begs the question why are businesses spending so much money on offices when people dont do work there? At an office a work day becomes many work moments which get broken up by your boss meetings breaks and lunch. You use the stuff put there for you to use, you go to meetings, talk to your boss, but when you look back at your day you dont get significant work done. In order to get work done you need long periods of uninterrupted time. Not many people have much time uninterrupted at the office. Sleep is similar to work. Sleep consists of phases or stages and in order to get a good sleep you need to get to the later stages. the later stages....
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- Spring '08