According to Dropbox’s Adrienne Gormley, employees simply cannot be any more productive.

Speaking at Inspirefest 2017, which took place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre earlier this summer, Adrienne Gormley slammed ‘productivity’ as a buzzword.

“In a world that has us racing around from morning until night, we are working every minute and we are trying to squeeze the most out of every single day,” she said. “We simply cannot be more productive.”

From the right to disconnect in France to death by overworking in Japan, Gormley said the future of work needs to be about creativity, not productivity.

“The way we are working is not working,” she said.

“We are busy being busy about things that grind us down.”

Words by Jenny Darmody