“As a leader, how satisfied are you with the way you spend your time? How well would you say your time allocation matches the strategic priorities of your business?”
If you are not satisfied with the way you spend your time at work, you’re not alone. Less that 10% of executives are very satisfied. Almost half don’t think their time allocation matches strategic priorities of their business. We are wasting the finite resource that is Time. Both individuals and organizations suffer from the lack of an organizational approach to managing time and business priorities. All too often, we leave it to the individual manager or employee to tackle the problem of ever-increasing pressure on their time by themselves. Maybe we even offer them a course to help them cope a bit better. Time management isn’t just a personal-productivity issue over which companies have no control; it has increasingly become an organizational issue whose root causes are deeply embedded in corporate structures and cultures.
Fortunately, this also means that the problem can be tackled systematically. Read this article and decide to do something about it!
“Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy.”
This article deals with information overload from a C-suite perspective and calls for new norms and new ways of working in organizations. Modern work culture and information addiction often destroys our productivity, our creativity and our well-being. Paradoxically – leaders, who are responsible for creating and securing the time, space and boundary conditions for employees to perform at their best, are typically the ones who are suffering the most from information overload.
If you are constantly being hit by new rolling waves – get out of their way! Read this surprisingly practical article from McKinsey’s Dean & Webb – and decide to do something about it.