A recent article from management consultants McKinsey & Co makes a powerful case that executives aren’t managing their time well, but adds that it’s not their fault as individuals.
Instead, they have allowed their organisations to consume time as if it were an infinite resource. I call them ‘time gluttons’.
A glutton is defined as someone who consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink. Corporations turn into time gluttons when they allow a culture to be created which requires rapidly increasing amounts of time from everyone to get the job done, including executives, managers, and professionals.