The thesis is that we don’t do any “work” at work
Getting a massive following on the net, now, but the implication is that we should be just left alone to “get on with it” and get “work” done.
In fact, monitoring and collaboration are incredibly important in the workplace and meetings, when done properly, are necessary to maximize productivity. I recommend this lecture by Ed Catmull, one of the co-founders of Pixar. The gist of the lecture is that you need to monitor works in progress, not finished “work” that our friends at the Big Think suggest we should all be left alone to do.
Most of what our grandparents might call “work” is now done by computers. If you want to get on with “work”, get a construction job and really learn how to bust your ass for a living.