The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
As the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s 2016 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange draws near, we’ve spent the past few weeks writing about issues of inclusion. The event, which we hope to see you at, runs from October 23 to October 26. Yet its spirit -- the importance of nurturing a rich business culture through diverse talent -- infuses our industry every day. The case for diversity is well established: it bolsters productivity, spurs innovation, exposes us to new[...]