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Megatrends for this decade – XXXIX

Gig Economy – future of workforce The Gig Economy started as little (gig) works requiring very limited skills, like delivering food in the neighbourhood requiring very little resources (a bike would do) or fixing a rusty bannister … The person offering the services was doing that on his own schedule, …

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Megatrends for this decade – XXXVIII

Forces reshaping work in this decade The acceleration of the Digital Transformation resulting from the pandemic and the changing way of working cannot be used as a measuring stick for what may happen to work and workforce in this decade. In the short term it is obvious that pandemic had/has …

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The economics of the Digital Transformation – XXVI

The Pandemic Impact on the Gig Economy The recent pandemic hit the Gig Economy and possibly changed its evolution in two main ways: Emphasised the critical work environment with low societal protection Boosted the Gig Economy with, possibly, lasting effects Critical Work Environment The insecurity of work intrinsic in the …

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Platforms, Present and Future XI

Platforms supporting the Gig Economy Platforms are basically slashing the transaction cost in connecting providers (of products, services) to the marketplace. As such they are ideal tools to support the Gig Economy and I would like to spend a few words to explore their role in this context. A clear …

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The Gig economy keeps growing …

The Gig Economy, that is the one generated by self-employed people, usually offering their services on-demand, is nothing new. There have always been artisans that would offer their capabilities to whoever needed them on-demand. Actually, it is a relatively modern invention the economy based on companies. What is different today …

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Digital Transformation vs Jobs II

Because of the low transaction cost, the Digital Transformation opens up to new types of jobs, the ones that are forming the Gig Economy. Notice that we have always had jobs that were characterised by the fleeting encounter of demand and offer, people moonlighting to make up a bit money …

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What would education be like in 2050? Gig Economy

So, let’s assume that we can have a digital twin of our “self” that is mirroring our skills and knowledge. This (our) digital twin is a component of the symbiotic autonomous system digital twin. How can it be leveraged in association with the symbiotic digital twin? Knowledge and skills are …

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