Learn what you need to do well in order to become a leader that e-lancers want to work for. To do that you need a business model that makes economic sense, to be clear about what people can do to be part of your team, then offer rewards and incentives that will inspire people to act.
- The mission of any leader is to compete and win…by achieving his or her organization's goals.…Leaders who do that well create an environment…in which the creativity and imagination…of employees at all levels can flourish.…How do they do that?…Let's begin by noting that effective…leaders do four things well.…One, they help a group establish some sensible direction,…two, they get people aligned with buying into,…believing in the direction that they've set,…and three, they create conditions that…energize and inspire people to act.…
Four, they have a business model that makes economic sense.…How does one go about doing these things…when there are few employees in an organization…but literally millions of potential workers…who are seeking more flexible work arrangements…that let them set their own schedules…and hold multiple part-time occupations?…Of the four actions we noted earlier…that effective leaders take, number one,…helping a group establish some sensible direction…is less important for freelancers because…
Wayne first outlines the characteristics of freelancers, contractors, and elancers, and what they look for in an employer. He then reviews the management challenges involved in leading an on-demand team, and the implications for HR professionals responsible for developing a global supply chain of talent. He also considers critical legal issues: how to protect proprietary information, how to avoid violations of compensation and benefits laws, and how to distinguish nonemployees from employees of an organization. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the issues facing employers and employees in the on-demand economy.
- Who are on-demand workers?
- Developing a management strategy
- Incentivizing on-demand workers
- Hiring and developing
- Managing risk with outside workers
- Understanding the legal issues