Open talent strategies and horizontal cross-functional teams are replacing traditional vertical hierarchies and siloed organizational models. But change can be hard.
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.
Is Your Business At Risk Of Becoming Obsolete? Here’s What You Need To Know To Prep For The Decade Ahead
At Open Assembly we are constantly on the lookout for new data and analyses that outline trends in the future of work. To start off 2020—the new decade!—we did a deep dive into the latest data, reviewing and analyzing dozens of in-depth reports aggregating work data from across the globe to identify key trends.
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.
It used to be, you’d take one job and try to stick with it for decades. That’s not how work happens anymore.
Open talent models are challenging the structure of traditional HR. Here’s how open sourcing can change HR and business-as-usual for the better.
It can be tempting in any new industry to create buzzworthy terms to identify and establish thought leadership. Words like “gig economy,” “ remote work,” and “open talent” sound new and exciting. But do creative new terms risk alienating key customers, talented employees and the general public? Do they do more harm than good?
Traditional work structures are failing and a lot of us in the future of workspace are supporting new systems—like digital platforms that connect companies to a global workforce and connect workers to better contract assignments. This is all great news. But it’s also changed everything, including employment access to the perks that traditionally come with more classic structures, like a salaried job with benefits.
As companies across the globe continue to hire contractors to build their business, the landscape of modern work is rapidly changing. Traditional offices are being replaced by digital nomads who regard a strong Wi-Fi signal as good as any workspace; businesses are realizing the potential of using contractors for specialized work rather than full-time, salaried employees.
40% of today’s workers are expected to take part in the gig economy in 2020. These are impressive numbers. But who are the tens of millions of people who have bravely eschewed traditional work roles in favor of working independently?