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In Praise of (Un)productivity

Work is what you do well for a few hours of the day—not all of them

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Over a Zoom meeting, a co-worker of mine said they worked better at home at the height of New York’s lockdown. I sighed and turned off my camera. I was already muted. People, I shall say well-adjusted knowledge workers, tend to do this thing. They worship at the altar of productivity, their work…




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