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The Archetypes of Human Work: 7. Defunct

This is the seventh and last in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. For an introduction, see here. The seven archetypes are: … Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 6. P.R. and Subterfuge

This is the sixth in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 5. Projection

This is the fifth in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. For an introduction, see here. The seven archetypes are: The Messy … Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 4. Ignorance and Fantasy

This is the fourth in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. For an introduction, see here. The seven archetypes are: The Messy … Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 3. Taboo

This is the third in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. For an introduction, see here. The seven archetypes are: The Messy … Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 2. Congruence

This is the second in a series of posts on The Archetypes of Human Work, which are based on the interactions or relationships between The Varieties of Human Work. Continue reading

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The Archetypes of Human Work: 1. The Messy Reality

In my last post, I outlined some thoughts on four varieties of human work: work-as-imagined, work-as-prescribed, work-as-disclosed and work-as-done. As with most things, what is most interesting about these varieties concerns their relationships and interactins. In this post, I outline seven such ‘archetypes of human work’ based on these relationships. Continue reading

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