Time bandits: How they are created, why they are tolerated, and what can be done about them

@inproceedings{Ketchen2008TimeBH,
  title={Time bandits: How they are created, why they are tolerated, and what can be done about them},
  author={David J. Ketchen and Christopher W. Craighead and M. Ronald Buckley},
  year={2008}
}
Organizations today own little slack, and they must very carefully manage their resources. In this article, we describe an omnipresent, yet often ignored resource utilization problem whereby some workers abandon certain responsibilities and use the freed-up time to pursue personal interests such as hobbies and side businesses. In essence, these "time bandits" work part-time in exchange for full-time pay. While bandits are a minority among workers, their negative effects are significant and… CONTINUE READING
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