The Deal recently had an interesting interview with author and Direct Marketing Hall of Famer Seth Godin. Seth outlined some of his thoughts about the post industrial revolution and the changing nature of work.
He focuses on the trends towards more entrepreneurial working concepts and thinking of work as a series of projects rather than a life long event.
Fortune observed this trend where they noted that 35% of workers in the United States are freelance, temporary, part-time or contractors and that figure is expected to rise to 40-50%. The next generation of workers are expected to change jobs at least 10 times before the age of 40. At the same time entrepreneurial work is thriving with around half a million solo businesses created last year.
Godin rightly notes that this is a big change in the way we teach, value self worth and measure success.
The trend is clear, while workers are becoming more and more mobile, creative and entrepreneurial, traditional organisations are becoming less and less appealing. This raises questions around how talent is grown and encouraged within organisations, as well as how leaders will need to adapt. How will these trends impact how you work or your business?