Professional services - what the gig economy means for the white-collar freelancer

BY ANNA JOHNSTON

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

Changing attitudes, technological advancements and shifting client demands are seeing more professionals join a free agent nation than ever before.

Wading through office politics to get your job done? Lost the meaning of your work? Alarmed by the ethics of a client? If this sounds familiar, you might consider cutting your ties and going solo.

Flexible work is one of the biggest drivers of the transformation of business models, according to a 2016 World Economic Forum report. In 2016, research by the European Forum of Independent Professionals showed the number of freelance workers in Europe had increased by 45% in just three years. As borderless teams, co-working spaces and freelancing are on the rise, the lines between corporate and gig life are becoming blurred.

Read more:
https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/lbsr/iie-what-the-gig-economy-means-for-the-white-collar-freelancer#.Wlx92ExFzuh

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