Ji Lee talks on 99% about the transformative power of personal projects and why they should have a place at work.. Lee is creative director of Google Creative Lab, where famously personal projects are welcomed and can be allowed to take up to 25% of ones work time. Here he discusses his personal ‘bubble’ project.
While the notion of employees doing their “own thing” at a business can be threatening, it may also be an opportunity for those who manage it responsibly. How can companies free people in the slash/slash generation from the rigidity of corporate policy? Can companies accommodate multiple interests and passions to further develop the potential of their employees? What if they actually allow, or even encourage, “daylighting”?