Fast Company interviews Andrew Ross, a NYU Professor, who is trying to chronicle the “the industrialization of bohemia”. It is an interesting look at how work has changed by incorporating values that are traditionally associated with artisans and craftspeople.
One of interesting observations that Ross makes is that “play is critical”. Creativity is spontaneous and can occur during any situation. Companies like IDEO have recognized the need for creativity, spontenaity and play in the work place. Tom Kelley documents IDEO’s approach to creativity and innovation in “The Art of Innovation”.