“Why shouldn’t you spend as much time as possible doing ‘work’ work.”

If you optimally fill your time at work doing ‘work’ work, then this means that you are likely:

– Not developing other skills

– Not building your network inside the company as well as you could

– Probably working less efficiently than you could

– Unable to respond to new or changing demands without working longer hours or stopping something else that you think you need to do. See the ongoing supply chain crisis for why you should have some slack in your system.