How do You KNOW When You’re Busy?

I've come up with a few questions that you can ask yourself to see where you stand: Are you productive -- or just busy?  Watch out for this one, because it's an easy trap to fall into.  Everybody likes to look busy.  Some workers make a career out of it while actually accomplishing very little in the average day.  People zoom around the office, guzzling coffee and stomping back and forth to the copier; they scatter paper across every inch of their desks; and they furiously clack away at their keyboards while they talk on the phone.  Busy, busy, busy! But having lots of plates spinning at once doesn't necessarily mean anything was accomplished.  We all know what it's like to have a really busy day, but still feel like we've accomplished very little and were unproductive all day. Set your … [Read more...]