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The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out by the facts, Matthew Taylor argued at a recent conference. Cath Everett listened in and gauged reactions to his ideas.
For years, pundits have been talking about a future scenario in which many companies will be run by a core leadership team and most organisational services will be provided by third parties.
This third party network will comprise everything from outsourcing suppliers to freelancers, contractors as well as gig and remote workers, thus enabling employers to keep their cost overheads to a minimum.
But at the recent Future Talent conference in London, Matthew Taylor (of Taylor Review fame) rubbished this long-held notion. Instead, he maintained that people still wanted to work in organisations for three key reasons.
Firstly, the majority instinctively favoured following leaders, rules and regulations. Secondly, they liked to feel a sense of belonging to a group or team and thirdly, they were keen to realise their own individual ambitions which was often easier in an organisational