Distributed Work & Creativity
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“Of course, the future never repeats the past, or to paraphrase Mark Twain, “history doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme.” However we evolve the next generation of task-based work, it is likely to be very different from the task-based living of our ancestors. But the key questions we will need to grapple with, and where some of the ideological battles are likely to be fought, are precisely the ones Thompson identified in 1965: Will automated production lead to increasing commodification of our time—a kind of extreme automation combined with extreme time commodification—or will it enable us to decommodify our notions of time and re-capture that which is unproductive, unplanned, unpredictable, and yet uniquely human? If the latter (and this is the future I am rooting for), there is a lot we will need to re-learn from our past.” — @mgorbis
Towards global hiring and distributed work?
“As we analyze how our workplace will change in a post-COVID world, we are specifically rethinking where future employees could be based,” CFO Todd Morgenfeld told CNN. “A more distributed workforce will give us the opportunity to hire people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.”
How can distributed workers activate ways and which to unleash creativity:
“The four pillars of creativity:
• Inspiration = read books, seek interesting conversations, learn from others & nature
• Ideation = generate & discuss ideas
• Introspection = reflect on your progress, feelings, challenges & opportunities
• Idleness = rest, relax, recharge” — @anthilemoon
“As an amateur, I try and surround myself with people who know and do what I am trying to learn to do. And all that good company is inspiring and transformational.” — @write2tg
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