Almost everybody I talk to is feeling overwhelmed in one way or another. Alvin Toffler, author of the 1970 book Future Shock, says that some of the problem has to do with our inability to cope with the pace of rapid decision making. He says that people feel “that the world has become so fast that there isn�t time to think through the complexities of the decisions they need to make.”
Politicians are having the same problem. He says, “I know some elected representatives who say they can�t assimilate all the information they need to make truly informed decisions, so their staff makes the decisions on most issues. To which I replied, ‘Exactly who elected your staff?'”.
Read the a slightly old (Sept. 2000) but interesting Toffler interview by Business2.0 magazine.