"Hacking" means to reassemble a system to produce a different or superior result.
"Work" has long meant a series of highly structured, heavily bureaucratic processes through which financial value is derived from human labour.
The former is more popular than ever before in human history due to widespread access to information, expertise and instruction via the internet - and the latter? Well, the latter is on the way out.
Call it "agile" or "iterative," "innovating" or "pivoting", call it "freelancing" or "outsourced."