In this article we investigate the relevance of Hannah Arendt’s line of thinking for “interprofessional work”, i.e. when people of different professions collaborate. Arendt is well known for the distinctions she makes between labour, work and action within the active domain and between thinking, willing and judging in the contemplative domain. We discuss the relevance of each of these six human ways of dealing with experiences for interprofessional work. It appears that each of these has distinctive functions which are highlighted by another very important distinction for interprofessional work, i.e. between “division of labour“ and “cooperation”.