Tag: Different kinds of work – a hierarchy of dignity

Jul 2020

I have been writing about the dignity of work and the importance of work that is meaningful, personal, and truly human. We can divide work broadly into two kinds: the making of things and the serving of persons. To that we can add then the maintenance of things made and the ‘maintenance of persons’, e.g. health care. The work is more personal the closer the worker is to the thing made or the server to the person served. Machinery, automation, and computerization remove the worker more and more from the thing made,......

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