The cult of busyness in the nonprofit sector

Jun 06 2016

The cult of busyness in the nonprofit sector

You know the right answer, don’t you? It used to be that when someone asked “how are you?” people would say “fine” but somewhere over the last few years the usual and expected answer has become “crazy-busy”.

It has become routine for people within the nonprofit sector — not unlike other workers — to make comments about how late they work, how much work they bring home with them, how many emails are in their inboxes. Online networking groups set up to discuss best practices often receive posts that say, “Saturday night at the office. Who’s with me?”

Are we really that busy? Are we busy by necessity or somehow by choice? Is busyness healthy for individuals, organizations and the sector as a whole? And what can we do about it?

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Courtesy of Charity Village