Just had a great conversation with Wingham Rowan of Beyondjobs.com in the UK on the model of the future of work, finding work and workers for specific tasks and hours of time, that is goes beyond the usual matchmaking listing services of Angie’s List, Taskrabbit, and so on.
“We need to move to a world of selling spare hours. ”
It creates the possibilities for #multiployment. And not just for the high end skills market of consultants, lawyers, etc., but for the people who work in cafes, tend bars, do construction, do metalwork, and all the services industry in hyper-local markets in each town or city.
It is a compelling model for the Sharing or Collaborative Economy. But think beyond the companies like Sidecar, Lyft, Airbnb, into a more generic across the board system.
Jon Husband, Robert Pye, Jeremiah Owyang, Lance J Richards take note.
Here’s his TED talk describing the need for flexible work.
Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market
“Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is work…”