Is the Work Ethic Dead?
June 29, 2007 3 Comments
If so, maybe that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
In the past, more/harder work was associated – somewhat accurately – with greater productivity. And there is no doubt that hard work brings rewards and results…to some degree. But should we any longer exalt the “work ethic”?
What’s the point of our work? Is it not results? Is it not getting something done? Is there any nobility in doing something in 20 hours of hard work, if one hour of a more creative approach accomplishes the same goal? Should we be measured by hours and effort, or by accomplishing the desired result?
What about replacing the work ethic mentality with something more results-focused: the Accomplishment Ethic?