The cover article from this month’s HBR is so, so good: Beware a Culture of Busyness.

”…when it comes to corporate life, busyness is not a virtue, and it is long past time that organizations stopped lionizing it. Evaluating employees on how busy they are is a terrible way to identify the most creative and productive talent. Yet many firms reward and promote only people who display how ‘hard’ they’re working.”

It’s not a terribly long piece, so would encourage everyone to go and read it. The idea that “busy = productive” needs to be killed with fire.