Productivity and Humanity

Why a blog about productivity and humanity?

Because there's no point in being productive in and of itself. Productivity only makes sense in the context of what you want to accomplish as a human being, and that exists in the broader context of the human condition as shaped by the human beings you have to live with.

Productivity, in the abstract, can tend towards the completely inhuman. It gets to denigrating others' contributions, to delegate subhuman work to others because it allows for more convenient, more pristine solutions for yourself. Productivity needs to come from a place of care and respect for others.

Another side of this is that it's okay to care about your work, and the people you work with. It's okay to try to make the world a better place by designing software or processes that get people home to their families on time, and that save them from tedious, monotonous work.