There is no doubt that the dependence of organizations on external expertise is growing. Deloitte estimates that 30 to 40 percent of full-time workers today are what we term “agile talent” (contractors, gigsters, consultants and other external advisors sought for their special expertise). Our data suggest that number may grow in the future: More than 50 percent of the global companies we surveyed plan to increase their use of agile talent.
Jon Younger, @jon_younger on Twitter, is a partner at The Agile Talent Collaborative and is well known for his work in HR transformation, talent management and change leadership. He consults widely and is a member of the executive education faculties of the Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and many corporate universities. He has co-authored four books and many articles.
Norm Smallwood, @normsmallwood on Twitter, is president and co-founder of RBL Group, a founding partner of The Agile Talent Collaborative, and an advisor to many organizations. He is well respected for his consulting and writing on leadership effectiveness. He teaches and consults widely in North America, the Middle East, and Asia.
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