By Daniel H. Pink
With the astute social research of religion Popcorns The Popcorn record, this e-book boldly predicts the demise of the traditional task. on the dawning of the recent millennium, humans in all places are waking as much as the truth that dedication to a conventional company constitution doesn't warrantly own validation or monetary safety. In what's one of many quickest turning out to be hobbies at the present time, everyone is rejecting the assumption of company loyalty to discover extra inventive methods of creating a residing.
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The main crisis in schools today is irrelevance. And the main problem with most education solutions is that they incrementally improve Taylorist solutions for a Tailorist workforce. Of all the institutions in America, schools have least adapted themselves to the free agent economy. Watch for more middle-class families opting to home-school their children on their own terms and consistent with their own values. And expect more Ameri-cans to begin questioning whether formal schooling should be compulsory and whether a college degree is necessary.
Small entrepreneurs and solo workers, missing that fabled water cooler, are isolated and lonely. Isolation is a genuine risk of working this new way, but free agents have formed an array of ingenious small groups to rebuild workplace social life and redefine community. Americans should—or even want to—retire. Retirement is, in many ways, a twentieth-century aberration. Why should it be a twenty-first-century fixture—especially when the notion is increasingly less necessary, not to mention less desirable, for many older Americans?
It’s better than not counting at all, but it’s still not quite right. To be fair, getting the tally right is extremely difficult. After all, the essence of data collection is grouping like things together. But the essence of free agency is to distinguish one’s self from the group—to craft one’s own unique style of work rather than adapt to a standardized form. Tailorism, rather than Taylorism. And tracking free agents isn’t easy. Regular employees are like flowers. Rooted in the ground, they may sway in the breeze a bit, but they move only when some external force uproots them, ending or threatening their very lives.