Connecting the collaborative economy seems harder than you think.
The most annoying thing my child says is… Can we go to Daddy’s work?
Well, there is one more thing, Daddy’s office. There seemed to be a thing about “an office”. If you had an office to go to you wore a suit and that meant you did not do manual labour and only think people like James Dyson and the Wright Brothers do manual labour – don’t they?
In fact, if you wore any type of suit it was a sign that you are an authority because you had an “office wear” flare.bit of gear to wear.
A few years ago I stopped kidding myself that I liked suits., I have one for weddings, funerals and going to court… when I have upset someone, I am failing at all three things. I don’t go to funerals because I become depressed. I have not done any wrong doings enough to go to court and REALLY upset anyone for ages and, well I am old now and all my mates are married.
So are jeans and hoodies not the thing to wear when you are coworking?
No. Well, some people do.
The ‘un-rule’ – because there are no rules – is that you wear what works for you, if you turn up in a bikini or with a swastika on your T-Shirt it probably won’t work, but you knew that anyway.
So far we have not had a situation like this.
More to think about what you are NOT wearing.
Have you spent ages ironing a shirt to look smart for people that won’t notice anyway? Have you spent ages ironing a shirt to sit in a cubicle – pretending it is your office – and no one will notice you anyway? Have you been wearing your pajamas for a week and not been outside the house?
Did you jump into some clothes that you enjoy wearing and did not have to really think because you don’t get judged where you go and spend the day? This allowed you to pay attention to what you are creating, crafting and working on?
Yes, you sit at a desk but you have chosen what you are working on today, even if it is an annoying part of the project that you wish you had the foresight to hand over to one of the many freelancers in your coworking space who are much more highly skilled at this than you are.
Now you know for next time.
Why is she dressed as a carrot today?
You have chosen what you are working on because you work for yourself and it is a bit of a pain in the arse that no one automatically delivers you a pay slip every month, but instead you get to think for yourself. which was hard at first. Everyday you are learning a new hack, app and method to claw back your time so you work less.
Apart from this crappy little bit of the project, my project where I found the client and created it, I am working on stuff that is mine and I am fulfilled by. Best of all I really do get to wear what I want to work every day, not just Fridays – wasn’t school where non-uniform day was a treat?
I don’t have to go past HR or the clothing Police.
Blue Jeans Video
You’ll notice he was ahead of his time with those super cool noise cancelling headphones.