During this week’s Open Assembly Collective community call we discussed: How can we work together to help organizations adopt open talent models?
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Open talent is a phenomenal solution to moving businesses forward in an era of rapid digital transformation. Tapping into this growing workforce segment means considering new worker-company relationships from all sides. This is something all businesses will need to consider at some point.
Open talent communities are growing rapidly to meet demands for general and niche skills. In our recent 2020 trends report we explored this trend.
Can you remember the first time you hired someone—or a service—online? I can barely pinpoint that time, myself. The thing is, open talent platforms or “talent communities” have been around for decades (yes, plural). But until recently many companies showed reluctance to make them a significant part of their workforce/talent strategy.
Open talent strategies and horizontal cross-functional teams are replacing traditional vertical hierarchies and siloed organizational models. But change can be hard.
Most businesses today have structured hierarchies and operate in a silo. A model in which workers start at entry level and slowly advance over many years. Open talent models offer a radical, and often impactful, departure from this old school way of doing things. Is your business experimenting with open talent?
To say that technology is changing the workplace is a huge understatement, as you know. As technology-enabled solutions replace jobs, others are created—new roles, skills, and relationships between talent and businesses are forming in the process.
Open talent doesn’t solve everything, but businesses that are taking a team-oriented, challenge focused, and flexible approach to talent are seeing big gains. Find out why in Open Assembly’s Future of Work 2020 Trends Report.
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.
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).