If you thought that the 3 minute manager was all about efficiency, forget about it. In the workplace today the 3 minute manager is representative of the structured chaos within which most of us work today. During her energetic discussion of the Future of Work at the NILF yesterday, Lynda Gratton revealed that three minutes is the entire period when one can actual work uninterrupted before being hijacked by an email, call or a colleague dropping in for a chat. In effect our work life is fragmented into slivers. So where is the calm for innovation, asks Gratton. more