…nodes in the cluster, some nodes were able to withstand the higher CPU usage while others were not. Upon rescheduling workloads from unhealthy nodes to healthy nodes, the nodes that were previously healthy became unhealthy, and the cycle perpetuated.
If we focus on the work, not the people, the terms take on new meaning. When work is blocked, it doesn’t matter whether people are busy working on other things. Slack is healthy as it lets us be more responsive to the work. So by (for example) doing a standup by “walking the board” — going item by item — we may get different results than by going person by person.