There’s a movement happening you should know about. It can work in your favor- if you design it correctly.
The movement includes an increase in freelancing, independent contracting, and demand for flexible work schedules. In other words, the workplace is changing and YOU can have greater control over how and when you spend your time working to better meet your preferences/needs.
There are an estimated 53 million freelancers, or 34 percent of the entire workforce. This is growing. You can learn more by reading the research findings on Freelancers Union.
3 Workplace Changes You Need To Know
The Death of the 9-to-5: Why We’ll All Work Flex Schedules Soon by Alex Levit on The Daily Muse
Millenials are driving this change or at least influencing it because they have they want time to do their own thing and Millenials make up a large chunk of the workforce today. Millenials want 1) Work-Family balance and 2) Continuing skills education. The other reasons we’re moving away from 9 to 5 are 3) Corporate offices are disappearing and 4) Flexible work hours do make employees more productive.
Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors by Robert Reich on Huffington Post
Reich was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. He knows a thing or two.
Is an Uber driver an employee? If you don’t know who Uber is or the answer, you should read his article to learn the fate of the traditional employee and what that means for you!
The Origin of the 8-hour Workday and Why We Need To Rethink It by Leo Widrick on Buffer Blog
This post is really about productivity. But it does explain how the workday was established. Today’s work is very different, therefore, it’s time we push to modify the silly 8-hour workday. Who is productive for all 8 hours anyway?
Manage energy not time your energy and focus! Are the important messages in this article.
This all seems to make sense, but you need to put it apply it. Go read the four recommendations to make this happen for you!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.