Why it pays for women to go solo

London Business School Review: why it pays for women to go solo

Research by Eden McCallum and LBS finds that the gender pay gap virtually disappears for female consultants when they go freelance


Forbes: Breaking the Faustian Pact – What Motivates Professionals In A Gig Economy World?

Forbes: Breaking the Faustian Pact - What Motivates Professionals In A Gig Economy World?

Forbes April 2019

The emergence of freelancing as a legitimate category of work is allowing professionals to have their cake and eat it too: Julian Birkinshaw and Dena McCallum examine the rise of the freelance professional.

April 2019

Work Inc, 2028

London Business School Review: Work Inc, 2028

I have a confession. As an MBA student at London Business School I fervently argued about “portfolio careers” with my professor, Charles Handy, when he talked about the thesis of his now-revered book, The Future of Work.

“Pah!” I said, “More part-time work? People with a multitude of skills?” Well, it’s time to own it, Charles: I was wrong. 

September 2018

Three illusions of leading teams

London Business School Review: Three illusions of leading teams

Directive leadership is not better or worse than empowering leadership. Each style is effective in some contexts while ineffective in others. To better apply empowering and directive leadership when the occasion calls for it, consider three common illusions of leading teams and how to address them.

April 2018

Forbes: The First Step of Business Model Innovation – Focus

Forbes: The First Step of Business Model Innovation - Focus

Forbes January 2018

Professor Freek Vermeulen discusses innovation through focusing your value proposition on a specific group, using Eden McCallum’s business model as a case example.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/freekvermeulen/2018/01/11/the-first-step-of-business-model-innovation-focus/#37dffbc85022

January 2018

How platforms turned business on its head

Management Today: How platforms turned business on its head

Product businesses will never win against platforms like Uber or Amazon. What if much of what is being taught at business schools is out of date? What if business models fundamentally need to change, and soon? What if apparently well-established incumbents are even more vulnerable to new entrants than they realise? Scary questions. Perhaps even…

October 2017

Is the ‘gig economy’ gunning for white collar workers?

Management Today: Is the 'gig economy' gunning for white collar workers?

First they came for the taxi drivers, and I said nothing, because I was not a taxi driver. Then they came for the food delivery people, and I said nothing, because, well, I didn’t do that sort of thing either. But now the ‘gig economy’ is heading for professional services and People Like Us. Should we be scared? No. Better to keep calm and you-know-what…

July 2017

Professional services – what the gig economy means for the white-collar freelancer

Professional services - what the gig economy means for the white-collar freelancer

Recent headlines have centered on digital platforms such as Airbnb, Uber and Upwork and the low-end gigs they offer. But the demands of corporate life – such as the mantra “do more faster with less” – are making meaningful, short-term projects more attractive for experts working in professional services. The industry provides a case in point for the changing nature of work. What constitutes work is changing by the day.

June 2017

On-demand gigs are now lifeblood of economy

On-demand gigs are now lifeblood of economy

Increasingly, there are also disruptive employment models out there taking the gig economy to the next level. For instance, Eden McCallum offers the skills and experience of a major consulting firm, but all its workforce is independent, with the company vouching for the people it takes on.

June 2017

How can businesses manage uncertainty?

Management Today: How can businesses manage uncertainty?

With politics, the economy and the world of work going through unpredictable times, MT in association with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) put together a panel to discuss how businesses can best operate in this climate.

May 2017

What so many strategists get wrong about digital disruption

HBR: What so many strategists get wrong about digital disruption

“Digital is coming and it’s coming fast”; “No industry sector is immune to disruption”; “One thing is certain about digital transformation: It will be a big change for your entire organization”; “Digital will disrupt your industry.” Judging by the headlines and opening lines of recent articles and business books, digital is about to disrupt your industry and you with it – unless you act now (and buy the book).
And, in fact, I don’t disagree – at least not entirely…

January 2017