14 Oct Episode 23: What is the Future of the Gig Economy?
The gig economy gets a lot of negative press, but is it actually a bad thing? Although some think it is synonymous with income insecurity and bad management practices, in fact for many it is the way they choose to work. For professional workers who have in-demand skills, working on a gig basis rather than accepting one job can be more lucrative and give them more control of their time. For employers, using gig workers allows them the right workers to do the work they need rather than pay workers to be on staff and then assign them tasks. Good or bad though, the gig economy is here to stay and with the pandemic changing everything about the labor market, it is time to discuss what happens to it next.
CEO, Entrepreneur, Author
Marion McGovern is an expert in the dynamics of the independent talent market. She was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, a gig economy firm before the term was even coined, and Collabrus, an employment compliance firm. She sold both to an international conglomerate in 2005, and remained a board member through 2014. She is the author of Thriving in the Gig Economy and A New Brand of Expertise and is a regular speaker at conferences on webcasts and the radio on the future of work. A gig economy participant herself, Marion’s primary gigs are her roles as a Corporate Director. She is the Chair of The Myers-Briggs Company, the foremost provider of organizational solutions and psychometric assessments in the world. She is also a member of the board of The Front Porch, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with facilities in 3 states that provide a spectrum of services including elderly housing, skilled nursing and dementia care. She is an Advisory Board member of LifeSciHub, a digital talent platform specializing in providing talent for drug development and clinical trials. She consults with the Alliance of CEOs, where she facilitates peer development for Bay Area CEOs.
To learn more about Marion and her books, please check out her website