Are you scared to say that you're not busy?
We seem to live in a world that has become addicted to being busy. The symptoms are everywhere around us. We're often made to feel guilty when we can't say that we've been "crazy busy". Apparently "crazy busy" can also be something to take pride in. We don't feel productive when we aren't rushing between tasks. We're told that time is money. Everything in our lives has to be booked in.
Well, Change Agents, trick or treat?
Trick! There is a whole heap of good stuff that we're missing out on because we're so busy being busy, worrying about being busy, and trying to ensure we are seen to be busy.
Some of us genuinely are busy. All the time. There's little time for treats, and even the fun of halloween is either an addition to an already busy schedule, or an annoying disruption to it.
Let's step back from the busy-addiction just for a moment and look at why this might not be all that good for us - or our businesses.
WHY THE BUSY SPIRIT SHOULD BE EXORCISED
Again, Change Agents, trick or treat?
Treat! We can change how this is! Instead of encouraging a culture of busyness, let's encourage a culture of productivity. That is, instead of running around doing stuff, let's plan for the stuff that needs doing. Let's go from being frantic, to being organised.
At The H Factor, "the stuff that needs doing" is a technical term. It means identifying all the important things that need to be done in the business and then organising around them to ensure they can be given the right priority at any point in time.
Yes, it is OK to be busy some of the time. However, if your business is dependent on everyone being busy all of the time, then it's time to call for the exorcist.