Time is too often wasted on things that are not really mission-critical. I am not talking about taking a break for a little chit-chat or allowing for some necessary levity in the day. I am talking about actual projects that the team takes on that move them no closer to their purpose. Sometimes busy seems more important than productive. We can hide behind a full calendar and never really achieve anything that moves the needle on progress. Time and energy are precious and each team should be careful to make sure they leverage every effort toward the goal. If the activity isn’t moving the team forward, either change the activity or consider changing the stated purpose or goal to match what seems to be the team’s bent or interest.

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