The gig economy has been used to demand total flexibility, while offering minimal security. But it can be positive. Defined broadly, it is about dividing work into projects and letting the best-suited people do them flexibly. Few employers, however, think hard about when people do their best work. Here’s room for innovation: At their peak performing time, ask people to do analytical work. During their troughs, allow for administration time. And pay attention to when you schedule meetings that undermine people’s best thinking time.
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