Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Productivity 3.0

If you have been in one of my cloud talks you know that one of my predictions is Productivity 3.0. Basically through tools like elance, rent-a-coder, and ad-hoc teams build in and through coworking locations workers will work for multiple companies on a per project basis. This will lead to people managing their time more efficiently and thus becoming more productive.

This just got validated by the McKinsey Global Institute (see Slate):

"Jobs today are also becoming more "virtual" -- with broadband connections, cloud computing, and other technology, many interaction jobs can be conducted "anytime, anywhere," making it possible for employers to engage talent (full-time employees or contract workers) on an as-needed basis."