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Futureorientation 3/2006

Editorial

Gitte Larsen: Just feel it

Theme: Creative Manpower

Niels Krøjgaard: Be a creative person!

How do you find your way back to your creative roots? Not for the sake of the bottom line, but entirely for your own sake. And who knows? Maybe you actually become a happier person and have a more fun existence. Start here and get creative experts six ideas for how you can do it if you dare.

Frank Høgholm Petersen: Interaction for sale - Do your customers get together?

We are ready to pay professionals to facilitate our getting together with the right people in everything from dating to shopping malls to business networks. The sale of interaction is a booming market and a potential competitive parameter for companies outside the experience economy.

Comments by Johan Peter Paludan: Creative Manpower

Perhaps women with their better educations are on their way to taking over society's traditional power positions, while men take to the new creative paradigms.

Ritt Nygaard: The impossible project

Many knowledge workers run into a brick wall when they try to maintain a meaningful separation of professional life, family life, and leisure time. Because while they fight to create balance on their personal timesheet, the borders between the different parts of life begin to blur more and more - probably never to return

Kirstine Westh Jensen: The meaningful working life

In the future knowledge work and creative work put far greater demands on individual workers and the workplace. The belief that work is useful and that one makes a difference will be more important. Social engagement and volunteer work can be important elements for companies who whish to create good environments and conditions for meaningful work. Read more about why and what can happen if it misfires.

Martin Spang Olsen: The language of creativity: phrasing

Phrasing is the last phase in the creative process. It is there that the idea is made reality. It is "delivery" of the work of art or the product. Moreover, phrasing is a language we use when we want to express creativity. This article is a journey in the world of phrasing, spiced with examples and a hope that you will take the concept to heart.

Emilia van Hauen: Inca leadership in Greenland

Leadership combined with a holistic point of view is making inroads into business life. It requires both inner and outer peace to seek and find your inner truth. Four managers went to Greenland with one of Denmark's business pioneers in spiritual leadership to explore the crystal clear nature, the spiritual traditions of the Andes, and not least their own potential for holistic and necessary leadership.

Diana Tørsløv Møller: Creative organizational structures

What characterizes creative organizational cultures? How do we create them? And does the whole organizational culture need to be creative? Here are three examples of creative organizational cultures. Read what it takes for the culture in your organization to be creative.

Birthe Linddal Hansen: The limits of self-realization

Today's biggest mantra is "self-realization." If you manage to realize yourself, your dreams, your potential and ideals, you should, all things being equal, achieve pretty much the complete life: happiness and, not least, recognition. However, who knows if realizing yourself makes you happy? Is the modern form of self-realization the most appropriate for the individual? And what about fellowship? Read why self-realization has its limits.

Verne Wheelwright: Images of the future

What are images of the future? Where do you get them? Why do you want them? What do you do with them? Read about how you can create images of your personal future. The real advantage of developing images of your future is that the images can be changed. And so can the future.

Jesper Bindslev og Jon Froda: Corporate Agility: the entrance of social media

Social media change the relations of both companies and employees, both internally and externally, in everything from knowledge distribution to organizational development, communication, and marketing to strategy. Social media meet many of the new needs companies have today - not least the need for proactive, engaging and agile practices and innovation.

Gitte Larsen (red.): Social innovation

Social innovation is still a new concept, allthough we already know the meaning of sush social innovations as Wikipedia, fair trade and Open University. The British organization Young Foundation has published the first manifesto about the phenomenon, and it won't be the last. Read about what social innovation is and why it will become more important in the future - also for your company or organization.

Klaus Æ. Mogensen: Creative and non-creative working life

The creative and the non-creative make very different demands on their surroundings and their workplaces, and they will pursue different dreams and have different challenges. In 2016, the two groups may well have moved so far from one another, both in terms of geography and values, that it can be called polarization. Read about the consequences for the working life of the two groups - and for society.

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