How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy ?

With the impact of Covid-19 upon us the Gig economy is accelerating – don’t
be left behind!
In this talk you get to practice and develop critical skills to thrive in the Gig economy!

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance writer and a contract
project manager / product owner have in common? The answer is that they are
potentially a part of the gig economy.

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from
full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing
alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university
would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods,
consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs
is shrinking.

The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies
employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less
full-time staff in favor of short-term support based on immediate needs.

On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also
changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix
of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they
spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy.

Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers,
independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors.
It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape
the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are
experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.

Talk learning objectives – be BOLDER – based on Michael : Success in the Gig Economy -  Available now for Pre-Order

*       What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
*       What does it take to thrive in the gig economy?
*       How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

Check out Michael’s YouTube: How to Survive Your First Day of Remote Work WITHOUT Going Insane

Bolder Technique:

  • Believe – fast failure wins, change the narrative
  • Open your eyes – core competencies, NLP, SI
  • Let’s move ahead – plan and budget
  • Dance to the music – use Agile Kanban to flow
  • Retrospect – cadence is king



Outline/Structure of the Talk

Presentation - and mix of short exercises and polls

Reach out with questions please if you require more information

Learning Outcome

*       What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
*       What does it take to thrive in the gig economy?
*       How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

Target Audience

Agile coach, scrum master, team members - anyone intersted in thriving in the Gig Economy

Prerequisites for Attendees



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