A by-product of a liberal arts education is an interest in history. I won’t bore you with the history of work but I will suggest that you think about how long the “corporation” has been in existence in relation to mankind (and we’ll even start with year 0).
Being employed by a large organization into the indefinite future as a primary way that people earn money is a relatively recent development. It also may be on its way out.
Some big thinkers have postulated that the employer-employee relationship will radically shift in the next 20 years. We all grew up in the world of “employment”. We’ve taken for granted that getting a job working for someone else is the normal way of living.
Farmers, merchants, and tradesmen were their own bosses throughout the history of work. Even manual laborers – at least those who were not slaves and soldiers – did not have indefinite employers. They were independent contractors.
The world of Uber/Airbnd/Independent contracting gigs/free lance sites illustrates the way that employer-employee relations may be heading in many industries. This is both wonderfully liberating and horribly scary. But it is the future. Embrace the wave. Contact us now.