New Opportunities: Leveraging Workers from the Gig Economy [FMJ]

No longer is the standard 40-hour Monday through Friday work week the desire or aspiration of most workers. Many have discovered the optimal work-life balance is more achievable by joining the growing number of gig workers, estimated at about one-third of the U.S. workforce and nearly 200 million worldwide, according to the International Labor Organization. Characterized by unique skills, or flexibility of assignment or schedule, workers are bringing their talents and energy to the market in ways they dictate and control. While millions are finding this new work style fits their needs, facility management teams are struggling to figure out how to benefit from opportunities presented by the changing workforce.

Read the full article in Facilities Management Journal, on page 80. 

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