Here is a new rule in our office. We have to practice being silent for 1hr. every day
What does it mean?
- No phone calls.
- No talking to your colleagues
- No online chat with colleague
- No going out for a Break
When I asked few people regarding this, they said “this is to avoid intake of new work”. During this hour you are not supposed to get any new work assigned to you.
But what is the reality?
Organization wants to force you to follow something like this??
Ok I believe in 90:15 rule.
Work for 90 minutes, totally focused, dedicated and with great enthusiasm
And then take a break for 15 mins . I’m sure it increases your productivity.
OK during silent hrs. what if I get personal call which is very urgent. (May be a medical emergency. Who Knows?)
I cannot tell all my relatives or friends that I’m practicing silent hrs. and ignore the call.(when there is something important to talk)
Ok they say you can take customer calls. Then the very purpose of silent hrs. is again defeated.Phew!!
Ok there is an emergency call and I’m not supposed to take call inside my cubicle or work area.But I’m not even supposed to go out.
I keep getting calls from different people regarding different high priority thing. It might be to discuss about offer letter or to schedule an interview, or ask any important information. Now how would I tackle this during silent hour? Let go an opportunity ?
OK even if I don’t open my mouth, does it mean my mind is silent?
I don’t think so, because I get so many thoughts every minute, so many business related ideas, and it might be necessary to convey it to someone. So what do I do? Wait for 1 hr?
Thought is a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistible
force that exists in the universe. … Thoughts are living things.
OK today there was delivery man who was calling me to ask about my residential address, since he got confused with the route.he had to deliver house hold appliances. He kept calling me.
Should I not receive the call?, should I keep him waiting in the midway for so long time just because we are practicing silent hrs? No, I cannot agree with this rule in such scenarios
For me silence means investing in yourself . eliminate extended unwanted communication. eliminate chaos, and focus.
Is that what organization is looking for ? i don’t know .
So what do you folks think about this rule? How far it will be an advantage?