As businesses transform itself for the future, we will discover that the future of on-demand work is one that is more befitting to knowledge workers. The question is are we able to transform the current army of on-demand task-based workforce into the future on-demand knowledge workers businesses will sorely need?
Companies spend millions of dollars generating or purchasing insights every year. In 2012, a report by McKinsey and IDC found that an employee spent an average of 8.8 hours searching for information and an additional 8.1 hours analysing it during a workweek. That equates to around 60 days per year of people spending time generating insights rather than executing on them.