Time management programs used to focus on techniques. Today, most people know these techniques, but they just can’t use them effectively because they don’t have the energy for it – partly because they don’t see them as the solution to overwhelm. Well, until we find a way to energize ourselves with these techniques, they really don't help much.
The other basic problem is that these techniques served us well when we only had 10-20 emails a day, as opposed to hundreds these days – not to mention the abundance of phone calls, text messages and other stimuli. All this drains our energy – slowly but surely. But most companies look at this issue as “Not our problem!”.
Fortunately, more and more companies are recognizing that this is a systemic issue, which fundamentally undermines efficiency across the organization if left unaddressed.