We have a changing work landscape and old certainties are vanishing. There are a number of trends and traditions that we as a society have noticed but currently do little to address. Freelancing or setting up our own small business, social enterprise or charity provides one way of meeting that challenge.
1. Job insecurity
When I left university in the early 90s I already knew I couldn’t expect a job for life. People spoke as if that was a bad thing, but I was fine with it. As it turns out not only have I regularly changed jobs (I’ve spent no more than 6 consecutive years with any organisation, although I have gone back to some of them) but I have lived in 4 countries and worked in three of them. That is the nature of our world now where you don’t have certainty but it is made up for by variety and a degree of flexibility. Continue reading