Expect Gig Economy Growth To Reshape Workforce In Coming Year
CIODIVE, May 7th, 2020
May 7, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 1

The workforce will return to the office in phases, beginning with a "back and forth" between the physical and virtual workplace, according Ravi Kumar

"If vaccines for the coronavirus are available in the next year or so, the workforce will become accustomed to a hybrid way of working. The workplace will move from humans, to humans "plus" machines "plus" gig work, said Kumar. Gig workers currently represent about one in six workers in an organization, but Kumar expects their presence to increase to 25-35%.​​

The transition will take us to a new "equilibrium" with gig work because work is broken down into "smaller packets," he said. The smaller units of work, on top of being virtual, means the employee can deliver their work from anywhere.

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