These days, more companies than ever are choosing to utilize the skills of a flexible workforce; that is, a team of colleagues comprising freelancers, external contractors, independent workers, temps, and part-time staff members, alongside those who hold full-time, permanent contracts. This option offers diversity in the workplace, and team members who are experienced and highly skilled in their field.
Freelance workers and independent contractors are a popular choice for many companies as they offer flexibility, knowledge, and expertise that full-time staff members often won’t possess. A flexible workforce also tends to be more cost-effective, enabling managers to lower their office expenses and use funds elsewhere. Despite the advantages, a flexible workforce can also bring about a loss of cohesion in the office; how can staff members remain motivated if they seldom feel a part of the same team?