Paul Estes is the author of the book Gig Mindset. He led the charge a while back within Microsoft, bringing programs to support and facilitate working with an on-demand workforce for Microsoft itself and Microsoft clients. John Winsor recently checked it with Paul about how he shifted his mindset and created the momentum to not only change his own life, but to change how an entire company does business. Here are some of the insights he shared.
After a week off, we’re back discussing the latest insights from the leaders of the open economy.
What steps a manager inside an organization would take to begin using open talent tools.
Based on dialogue from our last several conversations we need to focus on four key areas: standards, certification, and accreditation, education, and research. What would the future look like in each of these areas if we were to achieve our goal?
This week Open Assembly founder and CEO John Winsor dove in to the question: How do we address people’s skills, get them upskilled, get them reskilled, as well as change curricula and teaching approaches accordingly?
Using terms like “gig economy,” “crowdsourcing,” and “on-demand talent” can help or hurt your cause. Here are some things to keep in mind as the language of work evolves.
Regulatory and legal challenges regarding worker classification and rights (California’s controversial Assembly Bill 5 [AB-5] took effect January 1st, 2020) are heating up. Here’s how to stay ahead of the learning curve while engaging top freelance or on-demand talent.
Independent Workers Can Fill In Your Skill Gaps—Here Are The Three Strategic Questions To Be Asking When Using Outsourced Talent
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.