A unique cafe in Japan has been drawing attention in recent weeks. The Manuscript Writing Cafe offers little by way of food or drink (just self-service coffee or tea), but what it does offer is concentration and motivation for writers struggling to finish their work. Patrons pay a small hourly fee and write down their goals (and how strictly they want them enforced) as they enter. Services include an hourly check-in or having someone stand silently behind you as you work. The catch is that patrons are not allowed to leave until they’ve met their goals.
While our new work-from-home practices have brought relief and freedom to many, I suspect there’s great potential for franchises of this cafe. Enough procrastination — get back to work!
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I am sure this resonates with many! I recently attended a conference where there was a daily time slot allocated to group mono-tasking: 1hr of group silence with a singular focus which you shared in the chat with other participants. It was a pretty neat approach to ensuring work still got done without impacting conference concentration time.