So much is changing. So much has changed. And much more will change in the coming decade. As we travel and meet new people, we are constantly sourcing research and insights from some of the most inspiring individuals and the greatest institutions in the world.
As individuals continue to tackle the ever-shifting challenges of an evolving creative economy, we are interested in learning how people adapt, thrive, and excel in a climate of uncertainty.
Currently thirty-four percent of the U.S. working population is on 1099, working as an independent contractor. Most are fully independent freelancers, some moonlight working evenings and weekends on top of full time employment, and others juggle a disparate array of several part-time contract jobs. By 2030, the percentage will increase to fifty percent. These are statistics never before seen in modern U.S. economic history. When surveyed, many of these independent contractors say they prefer the flexibility in work and schedule, the opportunity to take or refuse work, and in general, the facade of personal control.