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Reinventing work

The Fluid Workforce Revolution – summary

Rapid digital transformation and a volatile business environment has brought a sea change in the way organisations view talent. This is especially true in the way the workforce is orchestrated, with independent workers, freelancers, gig, and crowdsourced workers becoming increasingly important. We call this population the fluid workforce.

To understand the impact of fluid workforce on organisations, we conducted a survey of 500 executives from organisations using a fluid workforce across different sectors and countries, 4,000 fluid workers holding full-time and part-time fluid jobs in different sectors, and nearly 1,000 permanent employees. We supplemented it with a survey of 250 executives in the May 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on fluid workforce. In addition, we also conducted one-on-one interviews with executives engaging with a fluid workforce.