Put yourself in this scenario.
It is Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., you just clocked in for the day and have a hot cup of coffee in hand. You sit down at your desk, and you realize a storm is brewing. There is a mountain of work to do.
Your email inbox is overflowing with messages, your phone is already blowing up with texts and calls, your calendar is overbooked, and there is a line at your door of customers, coworkers, and comanagers who need to talk to you.
What are you going to do next? How do you make that decision? You have a lot to do, and this is not a new scenario. You are a busy person and frequently find yourself flooded with more stuff than anyone could manage at one time, let alone a single day, week, or month.
The work just never ends. Your mind becomes clogged with questions that are devoid of clear answers.
Fortunately, you do have many options—some are better than others, but something has to be done to address these repeated chaotic conditions.