Recently the discussion within our team has been whether to schedule time slots in our day specifically for work, blocking out meetings that fall within these time slots. Regularly you schedule your interruptions of doing your job in your calender, as Mike Monteiro writes, leaving the time between meetings to actually do some meaningful work (hopefully). In case your a creative person, it is very likely you won’t be doing any meaningful work in 20-30 minutes between meetings. It requires at least an hour to get focused, in the flow, and get something done. Not just my experience, also according to Paul Graham.
Next step? Maybe silent mornings, where everybody is silently working for themselves. Borrowed this idea from the book “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (http://37signals.com/rework/)