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5 Ways To Stifle Organizational Agility

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Everyone is talking about the agile workforce these days. We’re all for it—and who wouldn’t be? In work as in life, it’s hard to argue against the concept of enhanced agility: nimble responsiveness to changing circumstances and opportunity. What’s more, 2018 is shaping up to…

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Take Control of Your Next Business Transformation

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It can be hard for big companies to break free of established habits—but it doesn’t have to be. History may be filled with examples of organizations that failed to appreciate the need for change until it was too late. But at many companies, change leaders…

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A New Social Contract for Freelancers

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Over the past decade, changing demographics and new economic realities have given rise to a dynamic, flexible workforce that prefers to work on a freelance basis instead of seeking full-time employment. On the surface, this would seem like a win-win for both parties: businesses get…

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2018 Skills Index: How Global Business Leaders Are Closing The Skills Gap

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How are business leaders closing the skills gap in hard-to-hire areas like innovation and pharmaceutical market access? Business Talent Group’s inaugural Skills Index report—which analyzes a year’s worth of project data from F1000 companies—suggests that many executives are turning to the dynamic marketplace of independent…

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Is Freelance Going Mainstream? A Look at the IRS Data

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From part-time freelancers to full-time entrepreneurs, many folks have struck out on their own at some point in their lives. But now, according to a report by Fiverr, the independent path is becoming even more heavily traveled. Fiverr, an online freelance services marketplace, teamed up…

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Consulting Disruption: Advice for the Advice Givers

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You know the names: McKinsey, Bain, BCG. For decades, these three firms have dominated the management consulting space. And for good reason: their ranks include some of the most experienced and successful business strategists out there. So do their alumni. According to Kennedy Research, the…

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Peter Drucker Management Advice: Re-examining Corporate Performance

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On June 21, Business Talent Group co-hosted a behind-the-scenes look at the Drucker Institute’s annual Management Top 250 list with Executive Director, Zach First. The list—based on Peter Drucker management principles and hailed as the first holistic corporate ranking—examines corporate performance through 37 indicators that…

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When Should You Bring in a Freelance Strategy Consultant?

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Growth can come from many directions. Should you move your current products into an adjacent market or build the next big thing? Should you focus on growing margins or on optimizing your product portfolio? What’s the best way to streamline your strategic priorities? And how…

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What’s in a Number? Unpacking the BLS Gig Data

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On June 7, for the first time in 13 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released numbers on the size of the gig economy, showing… little more than how difficult it is to properly size the segment, and a big picture that’s still hard…

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