Creative people’s most important resource is their time—particularly big chunks of uninterrupted time—and their biggest enemies are those who try to nibble away at it with e-mails or meetings. Indeed, creative people may be at their most productive when, to the manager’s untutored eye, they appear to be doing nothing.
From The Economist: In Praise of Laziness — Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more.
Read the full article if you can spare a few minutes. It features Teresa Amabile, the author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.