Marlene Gebauer writes for 3 Geeks and a Law Blog about “time-theft thieves” as discussed in Dominica DeGrandis book, Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow.
“The way to combat the thieves, according to DeGrandis, is to make work visible and to publicize what prevents work from flowing. This is harder than it sounds. It means being very exposed and vulnerable to criticism (from both that pesky inner critic and those outer ones as well). It means being confident, but not over-invested in your design and work system. You must be willing and able to scrap it if a better solution presents itself.”