We’ve been talking about the Entrepreneurial Workforce for about a decade, but it’s never been more important than it has become today!
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL WORKFORCE …
What is the Entrepreneurial Workforce? It’s a workforce where jobs are defined by:
It’s a workforce where the worker who owns the knowledge, skills, and abilities actually owns the job.
It’s a workforce where the traditional employer owns the “opportunity to work” because the employer needs someone (or many) with a certain set of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
THE VISION …
In the Entrepreneurial Workforce, the employer and the worker are actually partners who work together to solve a problem(s) or meet a challenge(s) that results in a product or service being delivered to another person or group of people.
The Entrepreneurial Workforce brings traditional employers together with qualified workers in a temporary setting. The timeframe could be short-term (days, weeks, or months) or long-term (many years). But both parties have an expectation that it will not last forever. It will last only as long as the “opportunity to work” exists.
JOB SECURITY …
Job security for the entrepreneurial worker is actually very strong. That’s because it is tied to the worker’s knowledge, skills, and abilities rather than being tied to a single “opportunity to work.”
So long as the entrepreneurial worker is flexible (willing to work for multiple employers in a career) and committed to lifelong learning, there is no reason to believe that an entrepreneurial workforce will not enjoy strong job security!
LOOKING AHEAD …
The Entrepreneurial Workforce is an intriguing topic. We’ll have more to share on this subject in future blogs.