Why a bold new breed of employee is so valuable
Grounded in research and inspired by interviews, gig mindsetters and non-conformists make up an emerging movement bringing resilience and new opportunities to organizations.
Gig mindsetters augment resilience and open opportunities for organizations
They are autonomous, question the status quo, take initiatives, cross organizational borders, detect and work with issues others do not see, improvise when necessary and influence people around them.
They are bold because many managers perceive this behavior as deviant. In reality it is positive deviance. It helps build resilience as I wrote about previously. It opens new opportunities in organizations.
One chapter in the book entitled "Opening Minds and Organizations" goes into detail with examples of how to stimulate and cultivate a gig-mindset work culture.
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Chapters - Reader profiles -Case studies - The research - Gig mindset traits -Checklists
Of course, it is essential to get the right balance between traditional and gig-mindset ways of working, and this is covered in a later chapter "Defining a Perpetual Balance" where we go into detail about a method which I describe in a post on my site netjmc.
The Gig Mindset Advantage started with a wakeup call I had two years ago. The book is grounded in research and inspired by interviews of people on the frontlines as many of my readers know. I have a special section in the book where I thank the many people who shared with me the reality of life in the workplace today. I hope readers of my Briefing Notes will contribute even more input and experiences.