Lead the Work: Navigating a world beyond employment

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One of the surprises of our research was discovering that talent platforms like Tongal and TopCoder are not just ways for finding talent; they in themselves are engines that can compose a threat to traditional businesses.  Tongal can take business away from advertising firms; TopCoder can steal business from IBM.  These talent platforms are so different from traditional businesses that they may truly be a disruptive threat.

Read about it in our Harvard blog:

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https://hbr.org/2014/11/tongal-elance-and-topcoder-will-change-how-you-compete

In this Harvard blog we discuss the need to “optimize” talent management which means sometimes we should hire employees and other times we should use other means to get the work done.

https://hbr.org/2013/12/to-optimize-talent-management-question-everything/