The Gig Economy: Changing How You Manage Projects

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Candice Benson

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Our economy is on fire! The latest numbers here in the U.S. show that companies added 263,000 jobs in April alone. And unemployment is down to 3.6%, which is the lowest since 1969. All of this growth and opportunity has companies struggling to hire the talent they need – and so they are turning to consultants and freelancers, those making up the Gig economy. Studies are showing that the need for supplementing their workforce will not slow down – especially in the area of project management. The Project Management Institute (PMI), has stated that there will be a need for 87.7 million project managers by 2027 to meet business demands – and that our inability to meet the demand could result in $207.9 billion in GDP losses. By the same year, studies have shown that independent contractors are projected to become a majority of the workforce. Managing workers in the ‘Gig’ economy well is critical, enabling an organization to put the right talent in place where and when it is most needed – especially as talented full-time workers are harder to find and harder to keep. Attend and learn: •New strategies for resource allocating and planning, including a focus on the role, not the source, of the talent •How focusing on inclusion, diversity, and fairness is critical to weaving gig workers into your team •The four critical processes you must have in place to ensure success •Tactics needed to manage a new type of team

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