The HBR on busyness

Thomas J. DeLong:

The trap of busyness causes us to move with such mindless speed that we're like the proverbial chicken running around with his head cut off. We plunge into our emails and meetings with a manic energy that forbids reflection, deeply honest conversations, and breaks from the routine.

Good article on acting busy just to appear busy. I see too many people using this. It's lame. And annoying to those that truly have a lot going on.