Meaning of Work? LO13266

Winfried Dressler (
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 10:38:04 +0100 (GSCHERL) wrote

> On your deathbed, when reviewing your life, you're never going to
> wish you had spent another hour at work!

The meaning of work here follows the structure: Do A to achieve B or avoid
C. The measure for the success of A is the amount of B or C. Then, on your
deathbed you are wondering whether you missed a chance to get more B or
less C for less A.

With A being "work" and B "comfort" and C "unsure future", this is a
mental model of work. The study may be understood that way, that this kind
of mental model of work is dominant in the population you were

This arises the interesting question to the list: Do you have a different
mental model of your work? or: Which meaning do you asign to your work?


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