There are two types of people: managers and makers.
If you’re producing creative work, you’re a maker. You need large, uninterrupted blocks of time to get to your best work.
Managers are always shifting between topics. They work in 30 minute blocks.
As a product manager, you have lots of different things to take care of. Two big things to think about:
- Your work will be significantly better if you have scheduled large blocks of time to get real work done.
- You need to teach your team the importance of maker-time, and you need to help them by not scheduling meetings when the team is most productive.
Watch a great video from Google about the manager vs maker schedule. Paul Graham was the founder of the concept with this great essay.