The ‘Busy’ Trap

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock…

Why Flexible Hours Inspire Performance

Don’t waste a minute tracking your employees’ hours. They’ll get more done. “What time do you want me to start work?” That’s the question a new hire recently asked me. She looked a little startled by my reply. “I don’t care.” But it was the truth. I didn’t care—and I never have—what hours are kept…