This week, Acclaim team member Peter Janzow will be at DevLearn to share his ideas on the impact of professional learning and development - represented as digital badges - on the emerging solo economy of workers.
What is the solo economy?
53 million people are already working independently as freelancers, indie professionals, creatives, and free agents. That number is expected to grow to more than 50% of America’s workforce in the next decade. For this population, work is no longer a place they go; work is what they do.
To learn more about this rapidly emerging workforce, we talked with Michael Hopkins, founding partner and editorial director of The Solo Project. The Solo Project provides inspiration, ideas, tools and a community for soloists in the United States.
Why are soloists emerging?
“Three primary drivers are behind this shift in the way individuals and corporations approach work,” Hopkins explained.
Digital badges play key role in the freelance workforce
To make this new economy work—for corporations and individuals, alike—it will be critical to
Badges remove uncertainty for employers in building project teams; increase visibility and trust in workers; and strengthen the new working economy, overall.
If you're attending DevLearn 2015, plan to join Pete Janzow for the full session on this topic:
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