As a proud member of free agent nation, I am always interested in learning more about the 30% of the US workforce who chooses to make their living independently.
A lot of the trends driving the gig economy are technology-related. If you’re not sure how big of deal this is, check out the following quote from the McKinsey Global lnstitute’s report:
model of a corporation with employees
in an elaborate hierarchy of specialized
functions could one day give way to leaner
core organizations that rely on a loose network
of external providers for many activities.”
The link has options to download either the full report (148 pages) or the executive summary. I’d go for the latter.