sâmbătă, 22 ianuarie 2011

Creative workers

However, creative workers can start up their own business at any moment. What they need to possess are: vision, focus (on one thing only), financial skills, pride and urgency (doing things at the right moment). The work of a creative person may be intermittent and volatile, but someone who creates their own intellectual property and manages their own work can be more secure than a salaried employee of a large corporation.

In the creative economy, people start their own companies, process which entails a decrease in traditional full employment. The post-industrial society needs the post-employment job. Employment will only include just-in-time persons (people who are hired only when and where they are needed) with specific expertise and the ability to insert into the team. Gerard Fairtlough, the former chief executive of Celltech, believes the ideal size of a team is seventy, which he calls a creative compartment. This team should be dynamic, so as to encourage leaders.(1)

(1) HOWKINS, John, “The Creative Economy. How people make money from ides”, London Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, London, 2001, p. 150