Productivity blog Asian Efficiency writes about the benefits of working “normal” business hours. One of the ways to make sure you get done everything you need to? The Silent Cockpit.
The Silent Cockpit is a concept from aviation where the takeoff sequence below 10,000ft in an airplane is done in silence – nothing is permitted to interrupt the pilots during this time.
In the context of knowledge work, this means setting aside 1-3 hours for yourself either very early in the morning or very late at night (when the possibility of external distractions and interruptions drops drastically) and working on your most important task(s). The key is to do this when no one else is up and about and you aren’t going to be interrupted.
Read the entire post here.