The blended employee-freelance model workforce can lead to great things for any company, but it takes the right plan to keep everyone aligned. John Winsor of Open Assembly recently dove in with Jon Younger PhD to learn how to set your team up for success.
In a wildly changing work landscape in which on-demand talent models are gaining ground, there will always be skeptics of open models standing right alongside the early adopters. One stance is not more right than the other. Businesses need the deep questioners just as much as evangelists. The key to moving forward is determining how these two functions or personality types can build trust—keeping business on course while embracing opportunity at the same time.
Open models are an exciting part of the future of work and innovation. Every year, more and more companies are choosing open models for innovation, blending freelance with in-house talent. But that transition can be tricky for traditional employees.
The ins and outs of how California’s landmark Assembly Bill 5 may impact worker classification.
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.
Gig, crowd, freelancing are all terms companies and academics use to talk about a new powerful economy, fueled by technology, that is emerging and gives people the tools to be able to pursue their passions at a reasonable cost. It’s not much different than other less than inspiring terms like consumer and employee.
The California Supreme Court signed into law Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which could change how businesses employ contract workers. Nicknamed the “gig economy bill,” the legislation establishes criteria around the classification of full-time employees versus independent contractors.
In the future of work, which is now, there’s a new type of person necessary to success. Call them crowdsourcing whisperers—or open-source evangelists. You can’t automate their influence on culture.
My focus on the future of work means that I’m often privy to the inner workings of some of today’s most innovative companies. Moving toward open sourcing and the gig economy comes with its fair share of internal questioning and resistance
Conversation about the future of work is everywhere, but who really knows what that means, and who can help guide us into that future? This is the work I’ve been doing at Open Assembly and also in my role as Executive in Residence at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH).