Ed Wagner (10/21/2014)
The biggest thing that hit home in the article was the constant juggling of priorities. "This is most important...wait, this is most important...drop everything and look at this, but do this first." This is the drumbeat of many days and weeks for me. Then there's the deluge of email that never seems to stop, all wanting something different. I'm also consistently surprised at how much stuff I seem to cram into a week. It also explains why people are so tired so much of the time. I haven't burned out, but I really value my time not spent at work. Don't get me wrong...I genuinely enjoy what I do. There just seems to be a lot of it. A slowdown is more than welcome every once in a while.
Some management need to understand that there is an overhead (time based cost) to context switches. Some are necessary - we could all come up with our own examples, no doubt - but most, in my experience, are not.
-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!