#GuildChat for 04/15/16: L&D in the Gig Economy

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, April 15 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is L&D in the Gig Economy.


Technology is continuing to challenge the tradition ways we live and work. In many ways it is underpinning most activities today as consumers, employers, workers and students.

More powerful than it’s mere ability to extend and expand our lives, technology is transforming the very structures of society and none more than the economy. The world marvels at platforms such as Airbnb and Uber as well as a host of services that have enabled many to step outside of the traditional paths of employment and find independence and opportunity through technology.

As work changes, how does that impact those areas that support work?  What is the future of organizational mainstays when the organization itself is changing? In this week’s #GuildChat we explore the future of work and learning, development and support in the gig economy.

Unfamiliar with this topic? Check out this Time Magazine article: See How Big the Gig Economy Really Is.


Prospective questions:

Q1. How do employee learning priorities/needs shift when in temporary roles? #GuildChat
Q2. How should organizational learning and performance priorities shift w/ more temp workers? #GuildChat
Q3. What new L&D roles emerge and which disappear in a Gig Economy? #GuildChat
Q4. What is the role of formal learning in organizations impacted by the Gig Economy? #GuildChat
Q5. How does the Gig Economy impact personal learning approaches? #GuildChat
Q6. What are the best technologies today to support workers in gig roles? #GuildChat
Q7. Which do you prefer as an L&D pro, a gig role or full-time position? Why? #GuildChat
Q8. Is the Gig Economy hype or a new reality? How does this perception impact your actions? #GuildChat


The eLearning Guild has always looked to the community to form the conversations around learning and technology. We’ve taken it a step further however and created a rotating group of  voluntary #GuildChat Advisors! Each Advisor is selected for their unique perspectives and involvement in the the conversations around the learning industry. For a 6 month period they will help formulate the topics and questions for our weekly chat. Have an idea for #GuildChat? Reach out to @britz or any of the current advisors!


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