Chaotic schedules Most people

Chaotic schedules

Most people run very inefficient calendars. Paul Graham diagnoses the friction between managers’ schedules and makers’ schedules.

  • Managers’ schedules: time slots of 1 hour or less allow frequent touch-points across the business, as well as networking at speculative meetings. 
  • Makers’ schedules: units of half a day or more allow unbroken focus time to design, code, or write.

Many of us unintentionally combine these schedules. Teams sync when everyone happens to be free. 1: 1 meetings are scattered throughout the week. And there is little time for deep work. Chaotic schedules reduce our productive time by a whopping 40%.

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