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.