Over the last few years, the development of newer technologies has brought fundamental changes to the way we work and the type of locations at which we do that work. Standard work contracts and engagement with an employer have changed dramatically which seems to be making work more intermittent and in many cases less stable. This is due in part to long-term trends of non-standard work arrangements, and the rise of the platform economy or gig economy which has become a major game-changer. Companies that are part of the gig economy are on the verge of overtaking the traditional economy. A driver, a musician, a freelance videographer or anything in between, the concept has caught on and is a major factor in how sectors are organised and how people view work.
The Impact of the Gig Economy
Gig economy – News, Research and Analysis – The Conversation – page 1
New research says polling data helps voters get the information they need to make decisions. Associated Press photo by Rebecca Blackwell. But the conventional wisdom that they mindlessly follow the herd misses a critical point: Voters also look at polling results as a way to garner information they need to make up their minds. The researchers asked a selected group of voters to state their opinions on a variety of real public policy questions, and then presented them with fabricated poll results on the same topics. When the test subjects learned that a large number of experts favored a position, opinions shifted by Although the focus of the research was on how polls effect voting on policy questions, the results, says Malhotra, shed light on elections for office as well. Voters, the researchers found, are looking for and responding to new information.
Gig economy research
Finance Digital transformation in finance has been saved. Finance Digital transformation in finance has been removed. The technologies needed to reimagine finance are here and they will only get better. In the finance function, that means working now to get the right people and technology in place to take advantage of the inevitable disruption ahead. Now is the time to step back and make sure your roadmap to that future is clear.