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…
The way for me to better understand ‘work’ as a concept, is to live an experiment.
It’s more than ok to be human, but I need to get organised. I also need to get some work.
Genuinely offering to help my next 100 Twitter followers, just to see where it takes us.
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How we’re defined in the workplace matters today. Without definition (unfortunately) there is no work.
Learning about work and myself is amazing, but the money’s going to run out unless I do something drastic.
What #100Connections is teaching us about the value of real conversation with real people.
When is a fightback actually a capitulation? When you forget to be human…