Examples of that practice:
- Taking naps. A mere 10 to 15 minutes can work wonders.
- Putting your feet up. Bring back the foot rests.
- Working in bed. Churchill had dispatch boxes. Similar ones can be purchased in fine office supply stores.
- Dictating letters. I know there are mechanical options, but having a secretary who takes dictation is one of the joys of the world. I once worked in an organization with a telephonic dictation system that permitted me to dictate letters in the evening over the phone to a recording device. A late night secretarial pool would type them up and the copies would be on my desk in the morning.
- Staff papers. Too much time is squandered in meetings on decisions that could be proposed in staff papers and circulated for comment before the decision packet goes - along with comments and recommendations - to the decision maker.
- Any others?