Will Independent Workers Become the Norm?

by CoyDavidson on December 8, 2011

Gene Zaino, the president and CEO of MBO Partners, which connects independent worker with employers, believes this style of work will comprise the majority of the workforce by 2020. Research by his company indicates there are currently 16 million Freelancers, consultants and other independent workers and this demographic is expected to grow to 65 to 70 million in the next decade, comprising more than half of all employees.

I am not so sure this prediction will come to fruition. I think the number of independent workers doubling in this same time frame would be more realistic but the trend does exist. What will the implications be for corporate real estate and the enterprise?

  • And this is one of the reasons that co-working space will flourish; the independent worker.

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