- Osinbajo Seeks Collaboration Among Entrepreneurs
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said collaboration and co-creation among entrepreneurs will support economic growth and job creation.
Osinbajo, who spoke at the Access-Venia Co-working Conference in Lagos on Thursday, described co-working and co-creation as major determinants of the progress and output of a nation.
According to him, co-working is an economic and social phenomenon that brings about efficient work and quantum leap in terms of progress.
He said, “If division of labour defined the productive genius of the industrial revolution, then the concept of co-working must be the defining idea of work, where and how we work in the knowledge economy, and indeed the fourth industrial revolution.
“The point I am making is that, in the 19th and 20th centuries, the division of labour was what defined progress and that whole revolution. In this age of knowledge economy, it is co-working and co-creation that will define the way we work, progress and our output.
“But let us first understand that the deconstruction of the conventional work environment, important as it is, is the least profound of the implications of co-working. In order words, the mere fact that we are sharing working space is the least profound of the effects of co-working and co-creation.”Osinbajo added that there was a need to prepare for the creative disruption of this phenomenon, noting that it would redefine teaching in schools, how students learn and to some extent, the content of learning in schools.
“The truth of the matter is, the knowledge economy is bound to change everything, co-working is bound to change everything, how we learn and work,” he stated.
The vice-president encouraged entrepreneurs to continue in the spirit of hard work and innovation, saying, “The more ideas we are able to bring about by thinking collaboratively and working together, the greater we are not just as individuals, but as a group.”