An interesting piece from the Harvard Business Review on the continued rise of the gig economy, and its potential impact on the traditional office environment.
Employers who are comfortable within the gig economy value the quality of results from employees, not the process by which they are created, or on "when" and "where" they do their work.
At Bloom, we already encourage remote working and flexible working, and have already seen positive benefits, not least the level of employee satisfaction of our associates. Is this the future for destination services providers?
"Study after study after study demonstrate that independent, remote workers are more productive, satisfied, and engaged than their office-bound colleagues."
"Recent surveys of 8,000 workers by McKinsey’s Global Institute and nearly 900 independent workers by Future Workplace and Field Nation find that those workers, freed from the constraints of office life, report higher levels of satisfaction and greater productivity."