Maverick* Research: When We Are All Freelancers Without a Boss

Archived Published: 27 September 2016 ID: G00306255


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The rise of the freelance or independent worker is a global reality. CXOs, business and IT leaders and their employees must be ready for when this model becomes even more pervasive. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • *Maverick Research
    • The Future Is Now: the Rise of the Freelance Market
    • Freelancers or the Independent Worker
    • Management in a World of Independent Workers
      • Command and Control Management Style
      • Matrix Organization
      • Business Network
    • Portraits of the Independent Worker
      • Creatives
      • Order Takers
      • Service Providers/Project Workers
      • Work Coordinators
    • Structures for an Independent Workforce
      • Trust and Reputation
      • Contract Value and Exchange for Work
      • Labor Supply and Demand
      • Regulation, Collective Bargaining, Professional Bodies
    • What to Do Now to Get Ready for When We Really Are All Freelancers Without a Boss
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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