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The future of work is NOW.
The foundation of a 100 year old workforce model has already shifted to an elastic, digital model. The new rules of engagement when pursuing one’s career in a business climate that is continually being disrupted by rapid advancements in technology requires a new mindset. Enter freelancers.
Commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union, this study analyzes the size and impact of the freelance economy, as well as the motivations and challenges of this way of working. 59 million Americans are now freelancing — that’s 36% of our total workforce.
Technology — including smartphones, social media and fast and reliable internet connectivity — seems to have come together in such a way as to capture our attention during every waking moment. Although such technology can harm those who misuse it, for many it has become an invaluable resource, dramatically improving their lives.
In the modern workplace, new technology and applications are appearing every day, enabling streamlined processes and improved productivity that boosts the bottom line. The question is: How can people move ahead as their lives at work and lives away from work become increasingly intertwined?