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  • Most of us work on several projects at the same time, or on a complex project with several layers, and we are expected to show progress in all of them.
  • We are expected to work at a higher pace than in the past, and we are supposed to reach several milestones in a relatively short amount of time.
  • We use more asynchronous communication methods (e-mails, messages, slack, etc), which lead to a much bigger volume of messages.
  • We get paid to reach outcomes (complete projects successfully, reach a set goal in sales, etc), not to work a specific amount of hours. Our daily or weekly working hours are not necessarily enough to reach those outcomes.

In other words: we are expected to do more, faster and better.

The more efficient we become, the more progress we make as a society, the heavier our workload gets.
We are not satisfied with reaching the same outcome with less effort; we will search how to re-invest the energies we saved in order to achieve more.

What can we do about it?

If the market and our societies cannot realistically change, our only chance to have a healthier professional experience is to find our own shortcuts — and to respect our own boundaries.

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Avy Leghziel

Avy Leghziel

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Here to enjoy the chaos in the professional marketplace and find clever ways to navigate it. Professional and Organizational Development Specialist.