The always-busy CEO

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:32 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Most CEOs ‘suffer’ from an ‘always busy’ syndrome, some take pride in it.  Most of this ‘busyness’ arises from back-to-back meetings, instant email replies and gracing all sorts of corporate ceremonies. Consequently, there is very limited quality thinking time. It would be a useful exercise for CEOs to go back to an old fashioned ‘time and motion’ study – to see what a CEO does on a typical day and how does each of these activities directly impact on customer, shareholder and/or staff satisfaction? Given the high cost of CEOs to a business, their unproductivity can cost the business dearly and also set an unhealthy precedence!