Creative people seem to understand the value of work space. Having an environment that inspires you to do your best work, to think, to imagine, to ruminate enables designers, architects, musicians to create their best art.
But business people often don't care where we work. We just need things done. So we do our work on the plane, on trains, or in a mundane office. Because much of the work we do, is often mechanical, scientific, or routine in nature.
But every now and then we create art too don't we? Whether it be preparing a presentation, brainstorming an idea, or writing a memo to inspire. These are things where the spirit, the magic, the artistic value of what we do matters more than we often think.
Do we really expect to do our best work on the commute home on the Long Island Railroad? Maybe we need to take a lesson from creatives, and start considering where we do our most important work more often.