The object of work is to accomplish something identified and nothing less.
Generally, there are many ways to do the work that lead to the identified accomplishments. The more complex the accomplishment is to attain, the more variations there may likely be.
Think of the end first, the end is what you have identified to accomplish. There is a great difference between being busy and being productive.
If the necessary work requires a group meeting to align with the work accomplishments of others, then schedule one. If the necessary work requires hours of isolated thought, take the necessary time to do so.
Don’t get lost in your work to simply be or look busy, direct your work toward accomplishing what has been clearly identified.
“Seeming to do is not doing.” — Thomas Edison —