The changing nature of work

Long anticipated, digital transformation is redefining jobs and roles. Digital technologies have transcended simple process acceleration and are deconstructing our old notions about work and the workplace. Multiple gigs instead of one role Mobile technologies in particular have catalyzed the development of the gig economy. What constitutes a job, who is an employee and how […]

Not everyone wants to be part of the gig economy

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My father worked for Bell Telephone Company for 42 years, retiring only after the company was split up in 1984. I mostly had full-time jobs over the course of my writing and editing career, until I was laid off 10 years ago. Since then I’ve been an official member of the “gig economy,” juggling clients […]

Redefining work in a gig economy

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What, exactly, is a job? And what’s work? The fundamental definitions of both may be changing as companies evolve to keep pace with the shift to digital. The idea of one person performing one job, retiring after four decades (and getting a gold watch) is largely extinct. That model just isn’t flexible enough to suit […]