On the face of it one would think this is so. But how does it actually work out in practice?
|Morning on the Seine - a copy of Monet's work in coloured pencils|
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
Here are the options - based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)
I've adapted this by extracting two teacher roles (which would normally go under Professionals and added in Homemaker/Mother, Retired and '100% Artist'. Strictly speaking you're supposed to take your last job if you're retired but in this instance I think "Retired" is an important category in its own right.
- Professionals (excluding teachers)
- Professional Teacher (art)
- Professional Teacher (other subject)
- Technicians and associate professionals
- Clerical support workers
- Service and sales workers
- Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers
- Craft and related trades workers
- Plant and machine operators, and assemblers
- Elementary occupations (eg cleaners, factory workers, shop workers)
- Armed forces occupations
- Homemaker and Mother
- Practising professional artist 100%
You can find the poll in the usual place in the right hand column - inbetween "for your Information" and above "Bloggers who folllow this blog".
The poll finishes just after midnight (GMT) on 31st October and the results will be published as soon as possible after that (hopefully the same day).
I've genuinely no idea how this poll will come out - what do you think?
In the meantime, you might like to read this article from the Harvard Business Review about How Artist/Leaders Do Things Differently which highlights the following as features of the work process:
- Passion fuels the work
- Form and content can't be decoupled
- Iteration is expected
- All failures are opportunities for course correction