As evident from the eduployment post by the London Business School, the Gig Economy continues to be an area of sustained growth and increasing importance for both MBA students and schools. The Gig, or freelance, Economy is tied to flexible employment and on-demand jobs. Below are a few reasons why it is attractive for many professionals.
Key Takeaways on Market Opportunity
– According to a 2016 World Economic Forum report, flexible work is one of the biggest drivers of the transformation of business models.
– As borderless teams, co-working spaces and freelancing are on the rise, the lines between corporate and gig life are becoming blurred.
– The demands of corporate life “to do more faster with less” are making meaningful, short-term projects more attractive for experts working in professional services.
– The open talent economy holds the key to solving lack-of-resource growth constraints for all types of businesses from large to small. By tapping talent on-demand, when it’s needed the most, employers can draw from an exceptional pool of international talent.
– Some white collar professionals who are increasingly circumnavigating lock-step corporate careers include consultants, lawyers, accountants and strategy specialists.
Connecting MBA-to-Women-to-Gig Economy
It is surprising that until now no one has directly connected women to the Gig Economy. However, it is highly relevant for women because flexibility of time and location are key for them to take on more projects and perform work assignments. Pairing freelance employment with MBA degree credentials also allows them to enter into a professional class of employment that consists of higher-paying, white collar jobs while allowing them to deliver the requisite set of business skills needed by employers.
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