The Liquid Workforce: It’s Not Science Fiction, It’s Our New Normal
Today, some 38 percent of workers say they feel more comfortable working as an agile employee (aka independent) than a permanent employee.
Why? Here are the Top 3 reasons:
- “Flexibility of Hours;”
- “More Control over my Career;” and,
- “I can pursue my passion” (in that order).
By 2019 it’s estimated that up to 50 percent of the workforce will be “agile,” according to the Randstad 2025 Workplace Report.
How did we get here? We are in the digital age, with multi-functional devices connecting us, brick and mortar giving way to a remote workforce and co-working spaces. Millennials don’t need a pat on the head, they want intelligent feedback, inspiration, leadership, and to make a difference.
Maybe we should do a better job of understanding them as they will be 50 percent of our workforce in a couple years. And they redefine loyalty — they won’t stay if they are not engaged, and maybe that trumps the 20 year veteran who really stopped trying somewhere along the 12 year mark but didn’t tell you.
The Workforce model is changing to a “fully liquid enterprise”
Per Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends, we are moving away from a full time workforce and skill requirements to multiple workforces and technologies defining delivery. The old style hierarchal leadership is on its way out, along with big mahogany desks and side bar of scotch.
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