The modern Maker movement is a technology-based DIY community that is currently growing rapidly. The future of work within the movement, will require a “maker mindset” — and today’s increasingly collaborative workplaces can also gain from adopting elements of maker culture.
The maker community is composed of individuals with very diverse backgrounds — makers can be artists, designers, scientists, engineers — and that can be a source of innovation. Having the community include so many different points of views allows innovation to flourish as the approach for problems and making can come from multiple different sources.
There are really wonderful tools and technologies helping to fuel the maker movement, but there are people behind it. The key to a sustainable model is to build a community around making and that is what the movement is all about.