As we welcome people back from Summer holidays and maybe to the office too, questions about ‘hybrid’ working are top of mind again. With that in mind, Dena McCallum and Juian Birkinshaw have written an article that draws on Eden McCallum’s research and learnings on the topic from the world of professional freelancers. Two key…
The great work-from-home experiment continues in Europe and North America, and it is clear that even with vaccinations and the easing of restrictions our workplace will not “return to normal” soon, if indeed it ever will. Based on the findings from our seven Covid-19 surveys since April 2020, Dena McCallum, Sara Ghazi-Tabatabai and Julian Birkinshaw…
CB Insights, a leading industry research platform, recently issued an interesting report on the disruption of management consulting. We are pleased to be recognised as an innovative disruptor in this space. The report disaggregates consulting into four components: information, expertise, insight and execution. Eden McCallum is positioned as a player in execution, creating high calibre…
Since Africa has only a very small formal economy, it already operates a diversified gig economy successfully. The continent is, moreover, already culturally predisposed towards highly empathetic jobs that prioritise diversity and adaptability rather than purely technical jobs requiring set qualifications. Its existing informal gig or task-based economy means that the continent’s work force is largely fit for purpose from the perspective of the 4IR.
Your report “Gig economy’s ‘glass cage’ trap for women taking freelance path” (October 17) made some interesting points but missed an important part of the story. Two surveys carried out by Eden McCallum, in partnership with London Business School (and the FT in 2016), have shown that, for management consultants, the gender pay gap closes
While firms have traditionally competed with each other for talent, now they are competing with another alternative: going independent
What are the benefits and challenges that highly skilled workers face when they move to independent work? What skills can help them to thrive?
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.
Research by Eden McCallum and LBS finds that the gender pay gap virtually disappears for female consultants when they go freelance
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.
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.