In 2020 it’s estimated freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce
That means the freelance community will grow by 15% in the next 5 years. Why the increase? What are the motivators? Fast Company writes: “A recent survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London found that 34% said more than half their company’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020.”
Work/life balance is at the top of the list.
People want the flexibility to have time with family and manage their schedules. Some want a healthy walk with their dog in the morning and the ability to get cracking in a remote workspace without the burden, cost and frustration of a long grid-locked commute. In additional to exercise and reducing stressors, we’re looking at small cumulative efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
We want the ability to work wherever we have an internet connection whether we’re millennial or not. And why not! There are vast resources for online training, support and access to freelance opportunities in the global digital world.
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