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Do you have a gig mindset? Does your organization? Join the research and find out.

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I am doing a research project to learn more about the gig mindset inside organizations. Please join this initiative which only takes 15 minutes.

Take the survey now on Survey Monkey.

What is the gig mindset?

The term “gig mindset” refers to the attitudes and behaviors of people who, even though they are salaried employees in an organization, approach their work more as if they were independent freelancers. Their attitudes and behaviors contrast with those of salaried people who work with what we might call the “traditional mindset” where the approach to work is influenced by defined roles, hierarchy and established procedures.

Objectives of the research

1. Understand the gig mindset, and how it manifests itself in peoples’ attitudes, preferences and behaviors.

2. Identify the current and future potential impacts for people and for organizations.

3. Discover how organizations facilitate or discourage the gig mindset.

Quotes from early research participants

“Gig mindset people are like early adopters. There are not many today, but their numbers will grow gradually.”

“We are seeing roles and processes being converted into skills required for performance.”

“When you eliminate roles, you start to fracture hierarchy.”

“The culture, the technology, communication, employee performance reviews, and nearly every other aspect of traditional business structure is stressed.”

Do a “Group Snapshot”

If you want to invite people from your own organization or from a professional community, you can create a group by choosing a one-word identifier (a group tag). Each person fills in the group tag at the end of the survey. All members of the group get a copy of the consolidated results for their group. You can use this feature to see the overall results for a department, a company, a community, etc.


I hope you’ll join the research. If you have any questions, you can contact me here or on Twitter where my direct messages are open: @netjmc.