Are you responsible for keeping other people busy? Then this article on the Harvard Business Review website might interest you:
Is Busyness Bad for Business? by Susan David
Following are some “bottom lines” from the article:
If you are responsible for keeping others “busy”, consider the following:
- People have a fundamental need to feel competent. It’s your job to give them stimulating, meaningful work.
- Rather than waiting out a lull, encourage employees to be creative and proactive.
- Give them the time they need to complete key assignments. Don’t let meetings or inefficient work practices hijack their workdays.
- Help employees stay connected to the meaning in the work they do. Tie tasks to how they benefit the person, the team, the client, the organization.
- Consider what makes life, and not just work, meaningful. Make sure your team members have time for it.
Have a good day!