If you want to be as productive as possible, you’ll need to get rid of as many distractions as possible — including pristine pencils and pen caps.
To fit in with the hectic schedules of most workers, design company Concentrate has released a new line of writing instruments to help keep people on point.
The British company claims the pre-chewed pencils stop people from putting off work and encourages them to start thinking right away. Company founder Mark Champkins said: “We began to look at the reasons people might be distracted, uncomfortable or unable to focus.”
“We know it’s daft,” continued the owner, “but just get down to some concentrated thinking, and who knows what might happen.”
There’s an added benefit Concentrate hasn’t been promoting: If your pencils and pens come directly from the factory looking like they’ve been through months of chewing, odds are good co-workers won’t be stealing them.