The Sustainable Workload Loop

Almost every manager I have ever had suffered from the same problem. You would look at their calendar and see meeting after meeting after meeting. One of those meetings was invariably “lunch”, and was double booked with something else. Not only was that stressful for them, but it led to a situation where they didn’t have much time to just sit and think about how to solve the problems that their team was facing. Some did that strategic thinking at home, robbing themselves of rest and undermining their personal lives. The rest just didn’t do it at all, and their work suffered.