The cult of overwork

The weblog article The cult of overwork , one of the comments caught my attention.

How about skipping the whole “time” concept? I’ve stopped dividing my time into work and leisure, since it seems to overlap in great extend. […] I still seem that I love what I do enough to get the jobs done par excellence. frankly I don’t know if I’m working more or less than 40 hours a week.

How about skipping the whole “work” concept too? That way, we can not only stop dividing time into work and leisure, but we can also stop dividing our life in duty and pleasure. Let’s focus on creating happiness in whatever we do with our lives. “Work” sounds like postponing fun and happiness until you go home.


About Frank Schophuizen (fschop)

Hi, my name is Frank Schophuizen and I am working as a consultant in CM, Agile and ALM for TOPIC Embedded Systems. I have over 30 years experience in software development in the technology industry, with the last 15 years mainly in process improvement, deployment and integration of methods and tools in the area of Agile (SAFe, Scrum), CM and ALM. I am strongly interested in the complexities of collaboration and integration in multi-project and multi-site organizations. I have worked with various technology companies such as Philips, ASML, NXP and Vanderlande, and with various tool vendors such as Atlassian (e.g. Jira, Confluence),IBM Rational (e.g. ClearCase, Synergy, Jazz products) as well as open source tools (e.g. SVN, Git, Jenkins, Trac, Eclipse). I am living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with my wife. We have 3 adult children. My main hobbies are classical music and photography.
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One Response to The cult of overwork

  1. I could not agree more – excellently put.Fred Gratzon agree with us too: need to put the whole “work is hard, that’s why they pay you, dammit” ethic behind us – it’s bad for people and bad for business.


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