Every day at Mapiq, we are occupied with the way people work and what the influence the environment and tools can have on our way of working. As most people spend a third of their life working, the exhibition gives us reason to think why our work and our workplace is important. We experience that our work does not only provides us with an income, but above all, it makes us feel useful and it provides the feeling that you matter. As soon as we cease our work, we quickly look for other ways to make ourselves useful and to contribute to something. This is reflected in the “Mono Men” section in the exposition, which shows a number of images of older men working as traffic controllers in Japan. We are told that these traffic controllers are retired employees who become more involved in society by doing this work. For them, work is about making personal contact and contributing to society.
Evolve through work
Our technology should support employees and not take over control
Viewpoint / Apr 08, 2019 / Anne Wernand
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Viewpoint / Mar 18, 2019 / Anne Wernand
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