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SOUTH BAY | Thriving in the Gig Economy

Strategic Business Management

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance designer, and a contract project manager / product owner have in common? The answer is that they are all a part of the gig economy.

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs is shrinking. The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less full-time staff in favor of short-term support based on immediate needs. On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy. Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.

Speaker

Mirspeaker.pngMichael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is a Business Agility Architect and Strategist; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

Check out Michael’s Quest for Agile. YouTube: How to Survive Your First Day of Remote Work WITHOUT Going Insane https://youtu.be/eWCmnfW0tBo .

The author of twelve books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

Agenda

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking, Announcements, Job Opening Discussion,
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presentation
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Questions and Closing 

PDUs

  • 1 PDU - Business Strategy Category

Meal

  • N/A - Virtual Event

Price

  • $5.00 for PMI-LA Chapter Members
  • $10.00 for Non-Members

Location

Virtual Event

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Contact the South Bay team at southbay@pmi-la.org

  

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Information

Type of activity: Programs

Date: December 9th, 2020

Hour: 5:00PM to 7:30PM

PDUs: 1.0

Price

Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Location