Skilled work is gradually replacing the throwaway culture with celebrated expertise, passion and skills that go hand-in-hand with technical shrewdness. Within the workplace, creatives, consultants, and external resources are being assembled for projects just like they do for film production.
The concept: combine the best talent for specific roles and disseminate after the job wraps - much like how the film industry works day-in and day-out.
Examples include an increased reliance on independent programmers in the tech industry, droves of senior designers leaving advertising agencies, and freelance professional acting as contractors at fortune 500 companies to fulfill specialized roles. In the fashion and hospitality industries, designers Isaac Mizarhi, Liz Lange, Cynthia Rowley, Todd Oldham, Philippe Starck, and Tom Ford have leant their creativity and brand awareness to apparel, interiors, and beauty products.
This trend saves companies money by not having paying out health insurance or stock options for short-term projects while giving workers freedom.