We’re constantly told to spend more time in the office if we want to do well, but this can be counterproductive. Not abiding by the “spend more time in the office and you’ll do better” rule can be pretty advantageous if you do it correctly. The truth is, spending more time in the office – which is often somewhat tense – can actually make us counterproductive. Some of our best ideas spring to mind when we’re tinkering about in the garage or relaxing on the sofa watching our favourite soap. Don’t be afraid to step away for a while.