Freelancers are cocreating the future of work

The recent years have been a big change for freelance professionals all across Europe. The combination of the financial crisis and advancements in technology has made it easier than ever for professionals to work remotely. In early 2015, independent professionals totalled 9,562,800 in the EU-28, making up 29% of all self-employed people, and 4% of […]

The recent years have been a big change for freelance professionals all across Europe. The combination of the financial crisis and advancements in technology has made it easier than ever for professionals to work remotely. In early 2015, independent professionals totalled 9,562,800 in the EU-28, making up 29% of all self-employed people, and 4% of the entire EU-28 workforce, according to the IPSE. The shift from traditional 9-5 positions to a more autonomous work/life balance has resulted in physical transformations in the workplace, such as the development of coworking spaces and retreat centers that cater to digital nomads. In addition to the creation of more open and collaborative spaces, this shift has also resulted in a change of thought towards how we understand work.
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