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Workism is a state of mind that leads people to working more than is good for them, and which can break the barrier between a work identity and self identity. In the worst cases, people people can collapse under the weight of their expectations, or great mental distress if — for example — they lose a job. Many organizations implicitly or even explicitly promote overwork as a cultural norm.
Stowe Boyd has been studying work and the tools we use to adapt to the future for the past three decades. His calling is the ecology of work and the anthropology of the future. He is the managing director of Work Futures, a research group, and is a contributing editor at Gigaom, where he researches emerging work technologies. Stowe coined the terms 'hashtag', 'work management', 'social tools', 'workboard', and 'spreadbase'. He edits several newsletters on Medium, including Work Futures Update and Gigaom's Work Week.
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In our current age of email and smartphones, work has pervaded more and more of our waking hours — evenings, mornings, weekends, vacations — rendering the idea of a fixed workday as quaint. We’re driven to these extremes by some vague sense that all of this frantic communicating will make us more productive.