If you think about the core of creativity… we are at our most creative when we have

the free will,

the free space, and

the free time,

… to be creative. At times our best work is done when we are not paid to do it!

Commissioned work versus Non-commissioned work…

When you think about the core of work…

we do good work in our paid work environments. But often that paid or commissioned work has requirements. We are most often “told” to do what is “wanted” rather then “given” the permission to do what is needed! Of course this has its place. However, what could happen if we went to our commissioned jobs everyday and were allowed to do some non-commissioned work?

In this talk, given at Business Innovation Factory 7Dan Pink goes more in-depth on the power of non-commissioned work, including great research from Teresa Amabile.