Gig-mindset people are a new breed of employee who dare to challenge the traditional thinking and ways of working in order to make the organization more resilient and successful in volatile times. Does this sound familiar? If so, what does it mean for you and your organization?”
Gig-mindset people are…
This article is a short take based on input from my 2021 gig mindset survey. I conducted two surveys, one in 2018 and the second in 2021, the second deliberately looking to see how the workplace had changed during these critical years.
Qualifier: The question of what changed…
This report, just published, is a three-year perspective based on two gig-mindset surveys in 2018 and 2021. I’ve included occasional references to data from 2014 and 2016 for an even broader perspective. See the details when you download a copy of the report here from my website.
My key observations:
The November edition of the Bold New Breed newsletter is out and includes the topics in the title above. You can read it in the full version on Substack.
Here’s an extract:
I’m reading Snow Crash, from Neal Stephenson and loving it. He created the term “metaverse” in 1992. I’ll…
Do you agree that leaders too often out-source their decision-making responsibilities? Let their decision-making muscle atrophy, as expressed by Grégoire Charpe-Civatte whom I interviewed in the latest BoldNewBreed podcast episode?
Listen to our conversation and let me know what you think.
We need new future scenarios. We need some far-out thinking, to imagine futures that may seem impossible or crazy today. Change is fast, and uncertainty stronger than ever. Our internal and external worlds are colliding, or, at best, merging.
My original workplace and digital organization research started back in 2006. Seems like a lifetime ago! The photo shows my visual approach: key points on post-its organized by year and by theme, all of which helped me see the gig mindset emerging in 2018–2020 when I wrote “The Gig Mindset Advantage”.
Today I’m exploring how people and future-leaning organizations are thinking. What they are doing (and not doing). And especially, how the external world is impacting organizations. What are your thoughts on the internal-external bridges?
#digital #future #gigmindset #scenarios
Quick checkpoint from p 3 of the “Gig Mindset Advantage”.
If you answered “yes” or “sometimes” to two or more of the questions, the way you work is likely gig-mindset-oriented.
Question 3 is the hardest to live. What is your experience?
I was in Paris for work 4 days after the 13 November terrorist attacks in 2015 and talked to two taxi drivers who shared their experiences that night with me. Very moving. One of them was on the verge of tears as he talked.
I was honored to give the commencement speech at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership Executive MBA graduation.
The spirit of the graduates renews my faith in leadership and the future of organizations.
The graduates I saw and heard will certainly be leaders in organizations that are very different from the ones most of us know today. This is a quick note showing three “shapes” of organizations in the future: Shamrock, Haier-Rendanheyi and the IceHotel — all evocative of the gig mindset.
One graduate asked me “Are creative leaders gig mindsetters?” My answer? “Definitely yes!.”