Creativity at Work

March 28, 2018

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Perch Coworking Office Space, 37 Bath Avenue, Rosebank

FREE

Join the GoodWork Society’s second public debate exploring Creativity at Work. At The GoodWork Society we believe we have an opportunity to reunite people at work with their ability to create. To do so will require that we encourage organisations to become more human.

Our second debate of the year will explore creativity and how supporting creativity at work might be the the answer to long-term success and answer to constantly adapting to change.

Karl Marx spoke of ‘creating’ as a key property of our species; our species-essence. Benjamin Franklin claimed that “man the maker”* was the successor to “man the thinker”. Our drive to ‘make’ sets us apart from all other species.

To be human then is to be creative.

All around us today are opportunities to apply our capacity for creativity. However, most modern organisations distinguish between creative and business teams and yet their ability to innovate relies on the balance of investing in both. Many recent graduates of the traditional professions entering the workforce might never claim that the work they do is creative and yet as machines snap up routine tasks they will be required to hone their creative problem-solving skills to stay competitive in the labour market.

To discuss this more we’ll host Good Work advocates Adam Pantanowitz (Biomedical Engineering lecturer and Entrepreneur), Amandine Robin (Mathematical Thinker and owner at MATTERS), Suhana Gordhan (Creative Director at FCB Africa), Thabo Seshoka (Assistant Art Curator for Absa) who will each have a chance to a panel discussion on creativity at work. Read more about the panelists here >>

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