Thriving in the Gig Economy
It strives to make sense of how work is done in organizations today and the many ways workers can create a career. It is a subject that is constantly in the news; every week there is a new study that may or may not agree with existing research about this new world of work. That is why this book fills such a need; I try to reconcile the research with what is actually going on in the marketplace to present for my readers a guidebook for this new world.
The new landscape of work may feel like the wild west — so we’re fortunate to have Marion McGovern as our guide. THRIVING IN THE GIG ECONOMY is a rich and useful handbook that addresses every aspect of the new free agent terrain.
Daniel H. Pink, Author @ DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND
Thriving in the Gig Economy is a must read for anyone entering or re-entering the workforce in a non-traditional way. But if you are an entrepreneur thinking of starting your own company to ride this new wave or are an executive at a traditional firm, this book has valuable insights for you as well. Marion McGovern has written a meticulously researched description of how the dynamics of the workforce of today and tomorrow have and will continue to change.
Tony Earley Jr., Chairman @ PG&E
Thriving in the Gig Economy is a must read for anyone considering becoming an independent consultant, a newly established consultant or a seasoned consultant that truly wants to thrive, not just survive, in this evolving Gig Economy. Marion McGovern’s entrepreneurial zeal and expertise establishing and running a successful business focused on this marketplace long before the term “Gig Economy” was coined, coupled with her latest research on how this evolving economy is growing and changing, provides the reader with the tools, tips, techniques and resources to truly thrive in the Gig Economy!
Jeff Hayes, President and CEO @ CPP, Inc.
This is your go-to source for a font of information about the gig economy—how to build your brand, set your price, find work that matches your skills, manage employment risks, and master the ecosystem that supports this fast-growing sector.
Wayne F. Cascio, PhD, Distinguished Professor @ University of Colorado
Robert H. Reynolds, Chair in Global Leadership, Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, The Business School, University of Colorado Denver