The Good-Enough Job

Thinking about work transitions, then the concept of “good enough”- first introduced by Donald Winnicott in respect to the “good-enough mother” – is an important one. I have been giving some consideration of my various working roles – as a consultant (to Unilever), a coordinator (for Survivors Fund) and coach (to those interesed in professional change) – whether the same thinking can be applied to work. Is it sufficient, and satisfying, to do a “good enough job” or do you need to do a great one? This short article, The Good-Enough Life by Avram Alpert provides some guidance, and potential solace…

An interesting aside, but Winnicott was the inventor of The Squiqqle Game which he used in his therapy sessions with children – but which makes a great creative session for anyone to try.

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