Imagine you’re sitting in your corner office looking over strategy and product development for the next 12 to 18 months. Surrounding you are your CXO team, as well as, a host of executive level project managers. The remainder of your staff and management is made up of on-demand workers collaborating on a project by project basis on discrete time tables with fixed budgets. This is the future of work. Does this sound fantastical, too futuristic or downright crazy? This type of organization already exists … and it’s responsible for producing a variety of projects grossing billions of dollars on a
Working in an office will become as antiquated for the majority of workers as toiling on the farm was for your ancestors. All studies point to a major realignment of the way people work and interact with each other for business. Except for a few roles around infrastructure and some conference rooms for meetings, most companies will ditch their offices and cubicles in favor of a more nimble workforce.
Back in the, late 1980s many of the major consulting firms adopted a workforce strategy called “Hotelling”. Once consultants had laptop computers and easy access to cell phones, these mega corporations found that they could easily cut their incredible overhead and real estate costs by having the majority of their consultants work from home or a clients office. The corporate offices downsized dramatically becoming places to host clients and have meetings around the conference table. What they found was productivity increased dramatically and their overhead costs shrank significantly.
With a steady increase in technology and near ubiquitous communication and computing power the necessity to have individuals under your employee report to a central location every day is antiquated and should be abolished.
by 2020 it is expected that fully 50% of the US workforce will be freelancers / contract workers engaging many companies simultaneously for project based work rather than working for a single company year after year.
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As noted in a previous post, the Great Recession stood America’s job market on its head. With construction and manufacturing industries which traditionally employ more male than female workers handing out pink slips by the truckloads, many American women found themselves the primary breadwinners for their families. Even though male jobs are bouncing back, jobs traditionally held by women, which did not suffer appreciably during the recession, remain strong and a growing number of wives in married households now out-earn their husbands. Many feel the change in the balance of financial power will be good for society, hopefully banishing glass