Nº73 🕴️ Inhumanly Efficient 🕴️

Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern econ
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Nº73 🕴️ Inhumanly Efficient 🕴️
By Twotone Amsterdam • Issue #73 • View online
Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern economy – holding down a job, paying the mortgage, being a good-enough parent – really ought to require rendering ourselves inhumanly efficient in the first place.
After last week’s productivity focused issue, a friend of mine (hi Jambi!) shared a recent read on how time management is ruining our lives. (Jambi also inspired Nº55’s Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule theme.)
It reminded me that the “ethos of efficiency and productivity risks prioritising the health of the economy over the happiness of humans”. That’s not cool. If you’re so busy trying to be über efficient, you might overlook what really matters. If you’re not happy, then what’s the point?
Personal productivity presents itself as an antidote to busyness when it might better be understood as yet another form of busyness.
The article is a long read but I recommend you carve out some time to soak it in. Besides, one notebook could replace all the productivity apps that have failed you. ; )
As always, thanks for reading!
With appreciation,
Jon

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Here's to forsaking some productivity for happiness this week!
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