The Three Rhythms of Workflow – Getting and Staying in the Groove
It’s been a rock and roll day here at QuietSpacing(R) central. Monday’s always are … for most of us. Between all the things I shoved into this week from last week, the things everyone else shoved into this week, and the collective exigencies that popped up over the weekend, it’s a wonder Monday ever ends!
I felt myself ease into the groove right way, first reviewing the landscape of the day, then triaging all the e-mails that had arrived overnight. The collective pulse rose as people started calling and the activity level all around me increased. Soon, I was responding to client and employee requests for my attention, while I also re-scripted a presentation I wanted to record for the web.
The middle of the day heaved over and as the afternoon drew out in front of me, I found myself contending with several technical issues. By mid-afternoon it was time to get a number of things done out of the office, so into the world I went. The relative quiet of the outside world was a welcome relief to the mounting pressure building in the office. E-mails weren’t quite as urgent as keeping my eyes on the road and phone calls were taken more selectively.
With the errands complete, I returned to the office for a final triage before heading out into the drizzle for a run.