Paul Graham has a great article on Manager schedules and Maker schedules on his blog. It’s a post I revisit every week as I strive to work out how to balance my management tendencies with the NVM Dev team’s desire to get stuff done. How To Manage Time with people who make stuff!
In a nutshell Paul makes the point that manager schedules tend to be hourly and based around meetings and time slots. Yet makers schedules tend to focus around un-interrupted blocks of time where they can make things.