The rate of change is accelerating, and organizations struggle to keep pace. Those with a business-as-usual attitude will fail to remain relevant, resilient or competitive. Organizational analyst Jane McConnell believes future business success lies hidden within the workforce. Pockets of creative thinkers – “gig mind-setters” – bring a freelancer attitude, evidenced by their ability to adapt, initiate and produce results.
About the Author
Author of L’avantage Internet pour l’entreprise, Jane McConnell is a researcher, analyst and strategic adviser for international organizations in health care, industry and retail.
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1 year agoGig mind-set employees don't stay in a company for more than 2 or 3 years. That's why is very important to provide them interesting/challenging jobs, flexibility to work and space to introducing new ideas.
12 months agoApologies for this late response. You are absolutely right. Gig mindsetters need to move on because employers do not recognize their value, ...yet!
1 year ago“People with expertise that is in high demand can negotiate and move around easily.”
12 months agoI missed your comment earlier. I apologize. You are absolutely right. It is much easier for people with expertise in demand to move around. That's one reason I emphasize in the book that individuals needs to be constantly learning, developing their skills, following new trends. I talk about personal brands, recognizing that some people do not like the term, considering it "too marketing", but for me it reflects the reality of the work world today. Personal brands do not have to be, and should not be, self-centered. The skills in one's brand need to include team work and networking skills as well as leadership skills. About leadership, I emphasize that it is not a question of hierarchy, but rather the ability to influence and bring about change from anywhere in the organization.
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