4The Power of Playing Alone

Even being pack animals, as humans are, the need and desire to be alone is often very strong. How many times have you asked a co-worker what they’re doing for a night or weekend and heard, “I’m just going home and shutting the door”? This is a completely natural impulse, and like the craving for a specific type of food, is at times an absolute necessity. Especially in the contemporary work environment, where so much emphasis is placed on teamwork and group activity and collaboration, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant onslaught of information and interaction and sensory stimulus, whether directly or indirectly related to job function.

In many work environments, this can, and often does, take the form of too ...

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