The gig economy is shifting the way we do business.
It would be a challenge to find a trend that is having a more significant effect on our lives and organizations than the rise of on-demand employment.
The original shift to on-demand work started in more recent years with immigrants, millennials, and women, though has grown in frequency to include a wider variety of demographics. It also isn’t just about rideshare drivers and freelance physical labor. On-demand workers are now highly skilled, work in niche industries, and their value to the organizations they work for is growing.
There has been a wave of new articles and minor studies on the growing on-demand workforce. We know that this population has increased and is expected to dominate the U.S. workforce by 2020. However, we still know very little about the impact this population is having on organizations. We also don’t know how this approach to work is affecting those opting for temporary work, independent contracts, freelance opportunities, and the wide range of roles that fall under ‘on-demand.’
How do values and mission get translated to these workers? How do you manage their performance? Can they, should they, and how can they be integrated with full-time employees? These, along with a laundry list of questions remain unanswered.
Waggl knows organization must be on the pulse of these changes in our workforce if they hope to sustain business into the future. We know we can’t address all of the questions right now, but we want to start hearing from you to understand how you are preparing for an on-demand workforce. Take our quick pulse now and let’s put some voices and data around the quickly growing shift in our economy!
Would your organization benefit from elevating your employee’s voices? Get in touch to request a Waggl demo and learn how it works.