Busyness Isn’t the Same as Productivity

Stacks of papers on the corner of a deskDo you really need to go to that meeting?

By Steven E. Sacks
The NEW Fundamentals

Did you ever notice when you call an associate, a friend or a business of any type, more often than not he or she will always respond with “I’m really busy” or “I’ve been jammed up”? It does not matter the time of the year, much less the time of week or day.

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Has busy become too colloquial and is simply a throwaway line? What is actually meant by “busy”? Or, more specifically, what is the condition of “busyness”?