How will the gig economy change the world of professional services?
Professional services firms have a vital role to play in today’s business world, and are generally admired for their integrity and stability.
But they are facing new challenges to their traditional way of working, including new competitors, changing attitudes to globalisation and the threat of technology taking jobs away.
Join us for this free, one day conference to hear from renowned thought leaders and executives running traditional and challenger firms as they debate these important issues.
Date: 8 June 2017
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Location: London Business School
What to expect on the day
This conference focuses on one specific challenge: how the rise of freelance work (the gig economy) is changing the business models, ways of working and career structures in professional services firms.
Much of today’s debate about the gig economy focuses on low-end work – with firms such as Uber, Deliveroo and Upwork. But there are equally important changes afoot in high-end professional work. Increasingly, lawyers, doctors, management consultants, accountants and media professionals have the means, motive and opportunity to work for themselves, rather than for a large integrated firm. And research shows freelance professionals are often more satisfied and better off financially than they were when they worked for someone else.
As the world of professional services becomes part of the gig economy, important questions arise: what is the future of the traditional professional service firm? Who will be the winners and losers? How will freelance work be managed in the future, and through what networks? And what are the smartest career choices people should make?
Confirmed speakers and panellists include: