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PMI-RSS January 2021 Chapter Meeting with Michael Nir


How to Thrive in the Gig Economy with Michael Nir

Presentation Abstract: With the impact of Covid-19 upon us the Gig economy is accelerating – don’t be left behind! In this talk, you get to practice and develop critical skills to thrive in the Gig economy!

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance writer and a contract project manager/product owner have in common? The answer is that they are potentially a part of the gig economy.

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods, consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs is shrinking.

The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less full-time staff in favor of short-term support, based on immediate needs.

On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the Gig Economy.

Those participating in the Gig Economy call themselves freelancers, independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors. It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are experienced nurses, project managers, engineers and marketing consultants.

Talk learning objectives – be BOLDER – based on Michael : Marketing the impossible

  1. What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
  2. What does it take to thrive in the gig economy?
  3. How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

Bolder Technique:

  • Believe – fast failure wins, change the narrative
  • Open your eyes – core competencies, NLP, SI
  • Let’s move ahead – plan and budget
  • Dance to the music – my delay fish
  • Retrospect – cadence is king

Speaker Biography – About Michael Nir


Michael Nir is a master at both technology and emotional intelligence. With a degree in Engineering and a training in Gestalt, Michael brings passion, creativity and innovation to his audience, inspiring people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

Checkout Michael’s Quest for Agile YouTube Channel

The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

Michael's latest book, a personal book: How I Lost 17 Pounds During COVID19

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: 21 January 2021

Hour: 12:00 to 13:00

# of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members and Guests: Free

Students: Free


Virtual Meeting