Do less work

This is not about quiet quitting. It is about doing good work. Sometimes you can only do this amount of good quality work and no more. Because good work takes time, effort and attention – all of them are short in supply. Work is not short in supply. There is plenty of work. But good work is, because there is only a limited amount of work that is actually worth doing.

The other work are mostly responses to corporate pressure, urges or itches from bosses, the kind of work that involves corporate politics, and so on. If we could all do less of those and focus on the good work, we can be sure the world will be better.

So if you’re in a place of influence, maybe focusing on a more fundamental cause of doing less work would be good. The world doesn’t need more work; it needs more good work.