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Quiet Hour: The Experiment

Posted on August 10, 2006 by Sarah Eaton.

I mentioned in my book review that my BeTuitive team would be trying out Quiet Hour.  It's very similar to the Quiet Game that you and your siblings played on long car rides in your treasured youth.  Wait a second...that's not a real game?  My parents totally fooled me.

The rules are simple, for there is but one: Shut up.  For just one hour of the day, no one talks to anyone else.  It's an opportunity for everyone to hit the zone and really focus on projects that need a high level of concentration.

The first day was an unbridled failure.  For anyone out there who might want to try this, here's a tip: Announcing Quiet Hour causes people to talk.  Human nature, I guess.

We tried it a couple of more times to better results.  But, the truth is that Quiet Hour started to make me feel like a stern librarian.  I shushed.  Sometimes I shushed multiple times during the hour.  I don't like to shush. 

So, while I still think it's a good idea, I don't think we're going to make Quiet Hour a regular thing; just something that anyone can request when they need or want it.

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