The Gig Economy in 2021
5th May 2021
Covid-19 has without a doubt altered the way we work in many different ways.
One sector in particular that has been greatly impacted is the gig economy. The demand for freelancers, independent contractors and on-demand workers has seen a significant increase in recent years, especially during the pandemic.
Sweden has long been known as a global innovation leader and has produced a staggering amount of hyper-successful startups. In fact, The 2020 Global Innovation Index named Sweden the 2nd highest innovation leader in the world.
Continuous innovation and supported entrepreneurship principles have made Stockholm the startup capital of Europe, resulting in the production of the 2nd most unicorns after Silicon Valley in the world. The large number of startups has increased the demand for gig work, and the flexibility that on-demand workers offer has been utilized by startups and young companies to help them grow dynamically. This has created opportunities for freelancers and freelance platforms all across the Nordics.
In addition, recent studies have shown a large proportion of younger generations are keen on getting in on the gig work action, with young people seeking flexibility in terms of types of work, their work location and their working hours.
At Opus, we’ve always been very enthusiastic about enhancing work-life balance and the gig work movement is a great step in further improving peoples’ work-life balance. Furthermore, studies show that in addition to better work hours and less mundane and repetitive work tasks, gig workers tend to have a higher income than fulltime workers for similar tasks. These factors have all played a huge factor in the transition from full-time work to on-demand work.
The need for flexibility has never been more apparent than now, with individuals and companies alike now craving more flexibility in their tasks, hours and working locations. Our mission at Opus is to provide the flexibility people want in terms of workspaces. We provide unlimited access to workspaces around the city with one subscription, where you are able to find your favorite workspace with the simplicity of one click and get to work straight away.
We have partnered up with gigway.se who are making it easier than ever to find freelance and gig work. So, if you are a company that wants to get in touch with freelancers in the Nordics, visit gigway.se and simply sign up.
We both share the same objective of making finding work and working on your terms easier than ever!