We Are Running in ‘Degraded Mode’

In two weeks, the book I co-wrote with my partner, Anne Helen Petersen, on the future of work comes out. Broadly, the gist of Out of Office is that it’s not really about where we work, but how we work. We argue that knowledge workers have been presented with a rare opportunity to do away with a lot of the performative, vestigial elements of our careers that exhaust us/burn us out/create toxic power imbalances and make us miserable. The book is a case for de-centering one’s job as the primary force and sense of meaning in one’s life.