Music and the Sheraton

Why is it that hotels and airports insist on playing music everywhere? I was trying to do some emails and maybe a blog post in the lobby of the Sheraton this morning but couldn't seem to think. The soft rock hits from the 80s pounded in my head until I realized that I couldn't concentrate. It takes 20 minutes to concentrate... But the typical workplace has an interruption every three minutes. Or in the case of the Sheraton, constant interruption.

What are you doing to create an effective work environment?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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