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Saturday, September 15, 2018


Time Sucks are those things that rob from us precious seconds, minutes, days, and even weeks of productivity.  They contribute little or nothing in moving us toward our goals.

A few notable Time Sucks:

  • Layers of "permission" required, just to make simple decisions and take simple actions.
  • Meetings that are either agenda-less or completely disconnected from our goals.
  • "Hair on fire" work environments, where urgency persistently trumps importance.
  • Team players, at all levels, who seemingly don't understand our mission.
  • Systems and processes that are bureaucracy protective rather than customer focused.
Oh, one more:
  • Organizational leaders who don't understand Time Sucks.
We can reduce or eliminate almost all of those Time Sucks.

Time's a wastin'....

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