The work was based on a global survey of 300 people around the world self-assessing on a spectrum from traditional mindset to gig mindset for 8 traits: motivation, roles & skills, openness, autonomy, questioning, awareness, networking and advancement.
I also conducted 31 hour-long interviews with people from different countries to go into detail about their work, challenges and successes or failures. The book includes six case studies developed specifically for the book with these organizations: Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Air Liquide, Sanofi, BlueShoreFinancial, a global commodity company, and Nishith Desai Associates (a law firm headquartered in India).
Topics covered include building proactive resilience, opening minds and organizations, investing in the movers, defining a perpetual balance, and owning your personal strategy.
The book includes questions for discussion throughout, to help readers reflect and organize actions in their own organizations
I will share feedback to my book from Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, profiled below. He put his finger on an underlying dimension I had not consciously felt until he pointed it out. Art wrote to me, “A real focused achievement. In a way, the basic problem is not the lack of a gig mindset, but the way people internalize fear of others – to the extent that it becomes habitual. I know that’s obvious, but when I read the book, I felt like you’re addressing the reader’s fears in new ways, each page different from the one before, fear after fear after fear… That made it sing.”
I was interviewed on the Innovation Show by Aidan McCullen https://theinnovationshow.io/?s=jane+mcconnell+
You can read more about the book here: https://www.netjmc.com/the-gig-mindset-advantage-home/
and see the associated podcast episodes here: Bold New Breed podcast