Monday, May 9, 2011
The Freelancer’s Manifesto
I came across this interesting 'manifesto' by James Shelley recently, titled The Freelancer’s Manifesto. While I find the entire article interesting, one point in particular caught me:
"I will transcend the ceiling of cubicle networking in order to surround myself with a robust team of coworkers who genuinely inspire one another (and who are also cleverly disguised as friends who simply enjoy being together)."
I find this statement particularly relevant as many of us are (or soon will be) entering the workforce. With this in mind, I think it is important to consider the type of work environment you are looking to work in. For some, a corporate environment may be suitable. For others, a small studio environment is best. Personally, I know I prefer to work in a small, close-knit environment where everyone knows each other, and everyone is a friend (sorry if that sounds corny). I really think for me, the more I am surrounded by people who make me comfortable, the better work I produce. Moreover, the more comfortable I am with these people, the more open I will be to experimenting and hopefully producing creative work.
Read The Freelancer’s Manifesto in it's entirety here: