In my class that talks about the overview of the creative industry (CIU111), I learned what it was like to work in creative media and how much it will help me perfect my creative skills. I also gained a perspective of how working in the media industry has its ups and downs. This lesson helped me understand the position I am in and how I should be prepared for my future.
In the media industry, it is good to be someone who helps innovate and encourage ideas within the company (entrepreneurism). This will help benefit not only your professional profile, but also the industry you work in.
(“Innovation GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY”, n.d.)
I learned that having short, precarious work would result in taking on different variety of assignments. It may create a very exhausting work flow, but it will also help me adapt to different working styles.
Having to work only for low pay or income helps set an idea of sacrificial ethos when people work because they love their job and the things they do. Philip Ryan, director of E-Edge of Vivaldi Partners Group said that, “It’s becoming increasingly important to love your job or industry. As the lines between working life and personal life blur, a job is as much about personal fulfillment and growth, as it is about a paycheck. People don’t want to make widgets, they want to change lives, including their own” (Taylor, 2017).
Having long hours of work while enjoying what you’re doing can be pleasant and healthy. Even though there are long hours of work, it will help me develop my time management and a balanced work flow.
(“Step Up Leader”, n.d.)
I learned that working in a media industry can be pressuring because there can sometimes be knowledge changes or technology developments. To embrace a new experience, I must go through DIY or Do It Yourself learning so I can be able to keep up with the new development. This will also help me make effort to learn or become interested to new ideas. Ani Alexander said that, “You grow and learn new things every time something changes. You discover new insights about different aspects of your life” (Alexander, 2017).
Work environment in media is informal and diverse. This allows me to know that I can reach out to different kinds of people and share the creativity with one another, thus helps build up team relationship. In fact, Josh Greenberg said that, “A diverse workforce that feels comfortable communicating varying points of view provides a larger pool of ideas and experiences. The organization can draw from that pool to meet business strategy needs and the needs of customers more effectively” (Greenberg, n.d.).
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· Greenberg, J. Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions. Multiculturaladvantage.com. Retrieved 10 April 2017, from http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/recruit/diversity/diversity-in-the-workplace-benefits-challenges-solutions.asp
· Innovation GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY. GIPHY. Retrieved 11 April 2017, from https://media.giphy.com/media/VCXPB5xe10Q0w/giphy.gif
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· Taylor, N. (2017). 12 Reasons to Do What You Love for a Living. Business News Daily. Retrieved 10 April 2017, from http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7995-reasons-to-do-what-you-love.html