We're not knocking managers or meetings. Both are crucial to the successful running of any organisation. It's just that those "backroom boys and girls" are as crucial. And they need an environment in which to operate as productively as they possibly can.
What an introvert needs when she or he concentrates on something new and difficult:
- a silent office;
- the opportunity to work uninterrupted;
- the opportunity to work alone, and to consult others when needed.
Next time your company is rethinking the office space, ask yourself how many of your employees would double their productivity if they were allowed to work from home, in a separate office, or with earplugs. You don't have to guess. Their Working Style profile will tell you everything you need to know.