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Beyond the CV

Deciding who to hire is not easy. Especially now that people are beginning to realise that traditional skills and knowledge are not necessarily the most important criteria today. Times are uncertain and organizations need people who are comfortable in ambiguous, complex situations where the "right thing to do" is not…

Resistance and Insistence – Opposing Forces

The opposing forces of what I'm calling civil disobedience and willful blindness underlie the dilemma of the gig mindset inside the organization. They are the fundamental forces that will make or break the gig-mindset way of working and are the subject of an early chapter in…

The Emergence of the Gig Mindset - The Long Story

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 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…

The Survey

 
  • “The survey from Jane McConnell on changing attitudes to work and the “gig mindset” is the best 15 mins you’ll spend on the Internet.”
  • “Thank you for this survey and letting me be aware of the gig mindset. New perspective to think about organizational culture.”

The Gig Mindset Inside the Organization

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 as if they were independent freelancers. Their attitudes and behaviors contrast with those of salaried people who work with what we

Ten years later. What's leading, what's lagging?

The new era of the workplace web

My recent post on Linked In stirred up a lot of discussion about the future of the term digital workplace. If you go directly here, you can read it and see the conversation: join in!!  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/

Historical perspective on the gig mindset

Data from 12 years of global surveys brings me new insights on a lot of topics!For example here: The Emergence of the Gig Mindset. It's crystal clear why it is happening! 

The lost art of reading, the lost art of writing

I just finished my 3rd Briefing Note of 2019 which I entitled: The lost art of reading, the lost art of writing. Pessimistic? Yes, but that's the reality I see around. I included notes about Alan Rusbridger's new book: