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Open Assembly hosts the conversations and connections between organizations and people wishing to adapt and thrive as digital tools like crowdsourcing, blockchain and artificial intelligence change how we work. Our unique access to insights from Harvard Business School faculty, researchers and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) means we provide valuable content, community, and strategic advising that educate, connect, and inspire people who want to learn new ways of working using open strategies.

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Here’s NASA’s Secret Weapon, When It Comes To Future-of-Work Multi-Tasking

What’s the best way to help an employee navigate multiple freelance resources? That’s a question we often get when a company begins to source work through one—or sometimes many—on-demand open talent platforms. Some companies handle this by selecting and customizing one dedicated platform to work through. Others, like NASA, require and benefit from the unique capability offered by a variety of platforms, so they secure several agreements—some with customized capability—and employees learn to utilize all of them.

Think Bigger—or Much Smaller—to Succeed at Innovation

       It’s easy to get stuck in only seeing part of the opportunity. Innovation, today, has so many factors that can cause your project to get knocked off the track—or get shot to the moon. Only by thinking holistically can you make innovation work. Maybe the assignment is to create a new product […]

3 Ways AB5 Could Impact Your Company

You’ve started using open talent models and are already realizing the benefits—hiring gig workers can be better, faster and cheaper for your business. But now that California has set a precedent with Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), it’s smart to analyze the implications of this legislation may have for companies around the world in how they classify and engage with workers.

AB5 Passed. Here Are 3 Next Steps for Your Company

With the passing of California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), often referred to as the “gig economy” bill, companies both established and recently incorporated, large and small, are wondering what the next steps are to adhere to the criteria dictated by AB5. Open Assembly engaged the help of Dan McCoy, Chair of Employment Practices at the […]

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