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Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment by David Creelman, Ravin Jesuthasan, John W. Boudreau

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Chapter 5Leading the Work Beyond Employment: A Decision Framework

The first few chapters suggest a tantalizing new world beyond employment, and one that many leaders have glimpsed. Leaders and managers have heard about outsourcing, free agent nation, Upwork, alliances, CEO of Me, the end of job security, crowdsourcing, and so on. Some leaders may even have experience with a few of these emerging work arrangements.

Yet, these examples and trends often appear isolated and unique: the stories may be intriguing, but they don't give you a way to make logical, evidence-based, and optimal decisions. What you need is a decision framework that isolates the most important dimensions and choices, and offers you a way to optimize them. That means defining ...

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