How has the meaning of productivity changed in business over the years? In one sense, to be productive has means working efficiently to achieve maximum output. Think: long hours at the office and often never turning work off. More and more, however, the culture of productivity is measured by a balanced life that prioritizes work, family, nature, and community. Not living for your work is one way to become more productive in your work. Sounds healthy, but not intuitive.
In this month’s Fast Company, they discuss the need for a change in the meaning of productivity:
“…what has made work so fulfilling—working side by side with colleagues and celebrating the completion of projects—scarcely exists anymore.”Fast Company, November 30, 2021