I just have to comment about the nuances that being "hyper" is developing. Not to date myself, but hyper used to be something parents told us to stop being. It spawned a generation of ADD diagnoses and pharmaceutical innovations in how to stop us from being "hyper." Now, apparently, "hyper" is something you need to be, or be left behind.
The proliferation of participation in online communities gives us hyper-social connectivity. Depending on your point of view, this could be energizing or exhausting.
The ability to use a multitude of Internet-enabled devices gives us hyper-computing capabilities. Which makes me wonder if hyper-juggling is next...
Communications now need to be hyper-transparent. From where I sit, just getting companies to regular levels of transparency would be an accomplishment.
Sales organizations need to hyper-sell. Yet, only about 50% of them make quota, so is hyper-selling for that 20% of sales who bring in 80% of your revenues?
Customer service organizations should practice hyper-service. Now, that would be an improvement over the endless waiting on hold only to get transferred repeatedly having to restate your issue each time, regardless that each person has typed in your story to the company's system. Don't get me started.
IT developers can pride themselves on hyper-coding. Can anyone say buggy releases?
CIOs can hyper-finance. I'm getting flashbacks to Enron on this one.
At the risk of making myself "hyper," I'll stop now. What spawned this post was an article I read that had three of these uses in its text. Now that's hyper-content! [The article actually had good points to make, but I was hyperventilating from all the hyperactivity.]
1. overexcited; overstimulated; keyed up
2. seriously or excessively concerned; fanatical; rabid
I think the real questions are, how hyper can you get and still be productive? Does hyper have levels of control? Or do you get hyper-fatigue and take a leave of absence to some exotic laid-back island to recover?
Somehow, I've never wanted to be all that hyper. How about you?