Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What Does Your Work Mean to You?

Here in one lecture, two occupations that I find fascinating, with some interesting ideas about why we work, about the useful functions of human resources groups in big organisations and a couple of other topics. Definitely worth your twenty minutes or so, in my opinion.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain de Botton; renowned essayist, philosopher and founder of 'The School of Life' examined the nature and function of work in this thought-provoking lecture.

“Most of our waking hours are spent at work, and yet we rarely challenge the basic assumptions that lie behind this time-consuming, life-altering activity.”