In I Hate People, Jonathan Littman and I advocate a variety of ways to reduce exposure to the most toxic place toward getting your work done: Your office. Between the interruptions and the never-ending antics of the Ten Least Wanted, it can often be the ground zero of non-productivity. So if you delve into the chapters Dig Your Cave and Island Hopping, you'll find lots of examples and ideas about how to break free — if only for a little while, in some cases — of the drudge factory that is your usual workplace.
Inspiration is where you find it and, over on bNet, Dave Johnson has some nifty suggestions in his 4 Tools for Staying Out of the Office. His suggestions of collaboration tools, call forwarding and more are handy weapons to add to your arsenal used to fight against being trapped in your cube for the rest of forever.
Check it out.
— Marc Hershon