Imagine a world without employees. The same commercial world we live in now, but where everyone works for themselves and chooses who to contract their time out to.
As extreme as it sounds it feels as if this could be a reality if you look far enough into the future. The generations which are starting to dominate the global working have a passion for freedom. In recent surveys 27% of students planned to start their own business before they had even finished university, and another found Alice Weightman, founder of freelance platform
recent article for Minute Hack that 65% of the UK labour market will consist of contractors by 2020. Thats just 5 years away.
But change like this obviously doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time, infrastructure, process review and overall a change of mindset about how businesses are run. So what are you going to do in the next 5 years to adapt to a future without employees?