Nod your head if you have said the following:
- “I need a day off so I can get some work done.”
- “I’ve been in meetings for the last 6 hours solid.”
- “It feels like I haven’t been at my desk in two days.”
- “I’ll get to that this weekend.”
You’ve likely heard phrases like this around the office or said them yourself too many times. According to a Families and Work Institute study one in three American employees are chronically overworked. Multitasking, interruptions, too many meetings and an overwhelming workload are sited as some of the main contributors to their inability to maintain a reasonable work week. As Agilists we drive home the concepts of focus, prioritization and sustainable pace for our teams but the rest of the company is left out to dry, including ourselves.