Up in the corner offices, there’s a growing recognition that unrealistic demands on time are destroying the souls of… executives. “Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy,” notes a recent article in McKinsey Quarterly, the research publication of the giant global consulting firm that has been corporate America’s chief efficiency cheerleader. “These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard.” McKinsey’s advice to beleaguered execs? Do one thing at a time; delegate; take more breaks.
Just try telling that to the millions of people whose work has been downsized, offshored, and sped up thanks to McKinsey.