Change is what has come to define our current day and age. Change is what propels the modern economy. Change, translated to innovation in many cases, has set the rhythm for industries, and has become the ultimate judge in which, both large and small businesses survive. But have we asked ourselves, what is one of the major indexes representative of this fact? If we can call it that.
If you do a quick search around the internet, endless arguments and ideas have been proposed with the intention to study this recent phenomenon for the business world. These discussions state the ideal and most efficient practices towards maintaining a healthy standing regardless of industry when it comes to businesses, and popularity when it comes to individuals. However, there is one activity, which has always been present in the leading positions for innovation’s race.
Throughout history, art has been a major propeller for what is considered to be the trend, and nonetheless, a representative of the time. Since the time of the Egyptians, to the Feudal System, to the Bourgeoisie and to Modern times, the presence of art is undeniable. Whatever form it takes, it will always be one of the most predominant representations of each era. Art has visually displayed the changes from era to era, and I believe it is safe to assume, that it will continue to do so for many years to come – it is my belief that it is still not as influential as it should be. Which leads to the question, how do we better assimilate and incorporate this positive tendency into our current business world more effectively?
I know that many writers, bloggers and colleagues concur with me, and have already expressed their views in the matter; it is of utter importance, for the sake of our society, to keep promulgating the idea, that business and arts complement each other. However, it feels that multiple sectors of our current business models have not taken a leap towards coping with change and innovation. This is where the new generation needs to step in and start new endeavors of leadership. Our new generation needs to be educated on the wide spectrums of what the current economic model encompasses, understand its failures, and be open to new ideas. Meaningful art – the one where culture, society, people and communities partake in the process – explores, and thus, expresses the good and ugly. Those of us with a deeper and broader understanding of this topic, have an innate duty to spread consciousness.
It is evident, that in the coming years, industries will continue to rise and fall; creativity and continuous innovation are setting the pace for the economy and how business is implemented, and it does not look like it will slow down any time soon. The concept of doing business is essential to many of our livelihoods, it is how we survive the system and can achieve the financial freedom which many of us desire. It would be an intellectual loss personally and collectively to completely disregard what the arts can suggest.
My intentions in this excerpt are not to annul the current economic model, it is a call to study it through the arts and implement the results for a better performance and result, which results in a unified society.