Can we handle internal work like we handle freelance work?
In a brief video, Rawn Shah, Director of Rising Edge, an independent consultancy focusing on work culture, collaboration, management models, and the future of work, suggested a different view of how we view work. He said that we should not view ourselves as having one job, or even a series of jobs, rather we should see ourselves as having many jobs at one time. Most of us do. I am a consultant, writer, speaker, and teacher. This gives me versatility and keeps me interested in what I do day in and day out. Many of you are the same way. This got me thinking about the world of work and how our workplaces might be altered, for the better, by using a gig economy model.
The gig model
In the world today there are many websites that allow people to offer their services or to offer small jobs. Sites like TaskRabbit, UpWork (which used to be ODesk), or Fiverr allow businesses to connect with freelance labor by posting a description of the work and then having the freelancer bid on the work. More and more work is being done in ...