Work in 2020

Currently about 20-30% of the workforce in Fortune 100 companies is made up of “contingent” workers; that percentage is expected to swell to 50% by 2020.

If you’re a corporate manager in the future, you may need to make decisions regularly about whether your needs can be addressed by a “virtual” freelancer … or a former colleague who became a contractor after getting laid off. You may even have both types of contingent workers on your team, working alongside a few highly compensated company employees. As a result, you’ll need to manage folks with widely varying economic realities and pressures simultaneously. Their motivations may be very different.

Or, if your company gets leaner, you may be among the freelancers being managed.

Read more here.

Posted on May 28, 2012, in Crowdsourcing, Freelancing, New World of Work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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