This post comes inspired by Carework: the heart of good governance.
(Care work - Wikipedia) is defined as “all tasks that directly involve care processes done in service of others.” What many times can mean the job of literally taking care of other people, such as children, the elderly and the sick, but also involves many other things.
“Care work is at the heart of good governance for the operation of any collective.”
And this is because, carrying out caring processes in service of others in a work environment, often means devoting time to what is not directly proportional to ‘my individual results’ but to what would be good for the organization as a whole.
What examples of care work have you come across in the communities you’ve helped run?