noun: “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input.”
I’ve always found the word productivity prescriptive. It assumes that if you’re a productive person, you’re organised, you’re confident and you can get into the zone. You’re a machine.
A machine that’s able to function whenever the work requires it. A machine that can power through a to-do list at a rate deemed more than acceptable. A machine that has inputs that results in outputs.
The modern day workplace thrives on employees feeling the pressure of productivity. But in the endless cycle of brief, work, presentation, we neglect to remember the rise and fall of the human condition. We’re not programmed to be productive, we occasionally find the right rhythm and the right pace for us to feel like we’re getting things done.
Changing the narrative
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