Then, a meeting reminder chimes, alerting you that you have a “quick chat” with someone on your team in 15 minutes. Flow ruined. Even if you could get back to work, what’s the point? The project will take at least another few hours to finish, and you’ll just have to stop again soon.
Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Designers are makers by definition, but to function in the business world, makers have to adapt to a manager’s schedule—at least part of the time.