A: Have you thought up any good ideas for our business proposal?
B: I haven't come up with anything good yet. Somehow my brain isn't functioning today.
A: Maybe you should take a break, you've been sitting at your computer for three hours trying to put something together. No wonder your mind isn't very sharp now.
B: I came up with a few different thoughts on the proposal, but now I've completely run out of ideas.
A: Maybe we can shelve the proposal for a while while you brainstorm1.
B: We could do that, but I hate to put everything on hold.
A: You're right, it's no good to have things up in the air for too long.
A: We've got to come up with a way to solve this problem! No one is getting all their work done during the work day. We need to do some brainstorming to come up with a time-management solution for our office.
B: Well, what do you suggest? It's not that we are all wasting a lot of time. Fact is, we're understaffed. People just have too much to do.
A: So you think we should hire some new people? That is one possible solution. What else could be the problem?
B: Maybe we do have some problems with time-management. If people were always on time to work, they might get more done in the morning before lunch.
A: That's true. Also, maybe we could shorten the lunch break from one hour to forty five minutes. That would add a little time to everyone's day.
B: Fifteen minutes would be good, but I wonder if it would make a big impact on the employees' output. I still think it's a problem with too much workload3.