Prosumer, gigeconomy and teaching

Please take a look at the Harvard Business Review article on the prosumer and the gigeconomy. Teaching at universities in the direction of entrepreneur and innovation spirit is needed from a very early learning experience onward. It is not only about own personal development, but also about creating jobs and opportunities for others. Great steps forward are both in the for-profit world as well as in social enterprises. The prosumer might start with a simple idea or quest for seeking impact like for citizen journalists.

Eventually a more normal full-time job might be an obvious step ahead when joining a larger established player in the same field of activity. Most of them still provide remuneration packages including sick leave payments, pension provision and dismissal protection for the not so “rosy” times in life. In each case a societal monitoring of these rapid developments is needed to check the balance of bridges or traps in the future of work and collaboration.