Most of us need to work. It is central to our identity. Yet, even though work is important most of us do not define ourselves solely by work. We have many other identities and responsibilities (parent, caregiver, sailor, artist …) that make us who we are or passions we wish to pursue. To integrate and deal with the spectrum of what life brings we could work at a job with all its benefits but also constraints or be a freelancer/independent worker with all its freedoms but uncertainties. Today, due to several forces there is the possibility of another way as we architect the future of work … a way that benefits both the individual employee and the firm.
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