Ever considered hiring an artist as the secret to taking your company to the next level? It seems counterintuitive to hire an artist – a whimsical creature with his or her head in the clouds and habits outside of societal norms – to solve your business problem. After all, artists have a reputation for messing things up and this is the kind of interference profit-oriented businessmen are afraid to experiment with.
As more and more freelancers and independent employees are becoming part of a free agent nation, we all can expect that the way work works will be disrupted. Work will change not just by technological advances, but also by the exodus of baby boomers from the workplace and their replacement by millennials.