Collaborative Working, the core part of a Sharing Economy

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Collaborative consumption helped establish an alternative to hyper-consumption: the sharing economy !

Disruptive trends across industries are fast developing from the growing practice of collaborative consumption which, although an evolving model, are sending shockwaves through the businessworld. And mostly because it leverages the full power of the Internet, smartphones and social networking.

The sharing economy has become highly popular among startups and digital freelancers as well as everyday consumers. These agents of change lead disruptive models in various markets as their businesses have built their organisational capacity at a much faster speed than everyone around them. All due to everyone pitching in.

Solutions like Uber, AirBnB  and other “peer-to-peer” businesses was born from the idea of sharing resources. New ideas like sharing office space (called Coworking) is making equally big waves even in the robust property market. Despite these, one of the biggest contributions is gaining traction in emerging markets and their labour markets.

The digital revolution in particular, ensures that there is no longer a need for candidates to be in a commutable radius for many digital or software-based roles. They don’t even have to be on the same continent! Finding the correct individual to jump in and fill the digital skills shortage in your business is just so much easier than ever before.

An increasing number of workers are also avoiding the age-old career path of joining an employer, rising through the ranks and staying for decades. Digital technologies offer individuals new avenues for generating income and businesses are set to expand their use of contractors doing task-specialized work. Flexible individuals who want to be free agents and enables remote staffing beyond physical offices.

Collaborative working, which is core part of the sharing economy, is helping firms foster innovation and improve their efficiencies while also opening work environments for a younger generation. Provided the customer is at the center, the whole ecosystem must benefit.

South africa is drowning in escalating unemployment figures and was hit especially hard in the mining, construction and agriculture sectors – In the meantime, the country is home to an ever-increasing number of highly skilled, and highly motivated individuals who are a young, smart workforce with great language skills.

That is why we at Socialbrand.africa make on-line work and vocational training available by creating prospects of entrepreneurship development for the “Born-free” generation.

We work towards creating more jobs with a commitment to taking care of aspects such as social protection, fair payment and enterprise development in accordance with who are willing and able to perform specific tasks and on demand.

If there’s one thing we can learn from the “co-economy” it is that no, one company need to do it alone. We at SBI have strategically opted to co-innovate with customers, freelance artists and programmers, other vendors, and startups – each bringing their own skills, experience and expertise or relationships to the table.

That is what sets us apart as an agency and why our clients gets a complete solution!

If, after this article, you’re not sure where to start and how it all can work for you, then talk to us. We’ll be able to explain what is possible, whether or not you should implement certain tactics, how it will impact your business and what it would cost you. Go to www.socialbrand.africa and send us an email, or give us a call on 079 382 1818