The Chokehold of Calendars

Date: 21.May 2015
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Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they’re a battlefield over who owns whose time.
In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening.
Let’s start with the premise that you have a 40 hour week. (If you just started crying you need a new job.)
People rarely schedule working time. And when they do it’s viewed as second-tier time. It’s interruptible. Meetings trump working time. Why?
“I’m adding a meeting”