Prospect, 6 February 2017

Emilie Sundorph wrote an article in Prospect following the publication of Reform‘s report, Work in progress. Towards a leaner, smarter public-sector workforce.

She argued that agility “must become the standard for the public-sector workforce”. The most radical way to do this would be through the gig economy. It enables employers to spend resources on outcomes and services they need in a more targeted and flexible way, and has benefits for employees as well, including autonomy and flexibility.

“By using the gig economy, workers will actively select the tasks they want to contribute to, and depend on their performance in each one to increase their chances of being awarded the next one. This will encourage strong engagement and a pursuit of a diversity of skills for each individual, to the benefit of workers, users and employers. All in all, that’s a pretty good gig.”

 Read the full article here.