The Work Project

Can we take ourselves outside the usual structures of work and still make a living?

As a frustrated worker, I decided to rethink my relationship with work and do an experiment… where I was the subject.

Partly for myself, but mostly in the hope I could start to understand why so many of us perpetually go through the motions – and the effect that has on us, the things we do and the organisations we associate ourselves with.

I wanted to understand the structures we put around work, what it is, how it affects us. I wanted to investigate the past and present of work, while looking into the eyes of its future. I also wanted to discover and share how we can make it better, for everyone. We spend a lot of time at work, after all.

As of day 1, I made myself unemployed and had nothing lined up but an open mind and enough money in the bank to last around one month. That’s where the adventure started…

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I am the Work Project.

The way for me to better understand ‘work’ as a concept, is to live an experiment.

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Day 19 Reflections and Realisations

It’s more than ok to be human, but I need to get organised. I also need to get some work.

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100 Connections.

Genuinely offering to help my next 100 Twitter followers, just to see where it takes us.

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#100Connections: Rise of the Side-Project

How an idea and a bit of luck seems to be starting something potentially amazing.

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Crisis #1: What Do You Actually Do?

How we’re defined in the workplace matters today. Without definition (unfortunately) there is no work.

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Living the dream, or surfing the nightmare?

Learning about work and myself is amazing, but the money’s going to run out unless I do something drastic.

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Humanising the digital age.

What #100Connections is teaching us about the value of real conversation with real people.

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How to get it wrong: the Co-operative bank’s TV ad.

When is a fightback actually a capitulation? When you forget to be human…

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Dark Days in pursuit of a living.

Without structure, work could be anything — how can that be tied down? The realisation that everything’s a mystery, but on reflection, it’s not that bad…

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Side Projects

100 Connections

Connecting 100 random people from across the globe, just to see what happens.

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100 Connections.

Genuinely offering to help my next 100 Twitter followers, just to see where it takes us.

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No Email

An experiment to see if I could go without email for a year.

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Email Must Die.

There are far better (and less stressful) ways to communicate.

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