Work: we all believe we understand, but we are constantly mystified and tormented by it. Work can inspire and deflate us in equal and opposite measure. It is part of the human condition, but our understanding of it remains infuriatingly proportional to its increasing complexity.
Essence: is the attribute or set of attributes that makes something what it fundamentally is, without which it loses its identity. Sometimes considered to be synonymous with the soul, essence has been the subject of philosophical discourse for many years. For this blog however, the essence in question is the very heart of work, the six facets that comprise and define it – what we do, why we do it, how we do it, where we do it, when we do it and for whom.
This blog aims to help us at least understand the phenomenon of work a little more.
It is hosted and posted by Neil Usher, and is a strictly personal view.