It’s hard to think of yourself as an artist when you’re chained to a cubicle. But coders, designers, and CEOs can still think of themselves as artists in the sense that they too cherish their unique perspective and creativity.
The last thing an artist-worker wants to deal with is someone that sets a specific direction for a project without taking their input into consideration. Naturally, artists butt heads with the advertisers and marketers that try to commercialize (re: control) the experience or product.
All artists need to feel empowered. After all, it’s their work that gets reflected in the end.
HBR Podcast: “Your Office’s Hidden Artists and How to Work with Them”
Bonus Dialectic: Creatives often disagree with other creatives. Just ask Rakim.
“Was signed to Aftermath, scheduled to release an album with my guy Dr. Dre. The album was dismantled because of creative differences. Thee end to the new beginning.”