Supertemps are top-level managers who have realized that they are often better off, both financially and emotionally, working for various companies on a project-based or temporary basis. We’re now living in a world where even the “permanent” jobs are temporary. Companies are increasingly hiring experienced executives as interim managers, or “SuperTemps”, instead of consultants.
Entrepreneurism as a lifestyle. The desire for more flexibility is not confined to business.
Demographic factors, family care responsibilities, and a search for a better work life balance increase individual demands for more flexibility. Individuals pursue “micropreneurial” approaches that offer earnings potential, often alongside more conventional modes of employment.
The future workplace will be multi-generational, with four generations working side-by-side. Traditional notions of hierarchy and seniority will become less important. The skills for leading and managing the 4G workforce, and for facilitating collaboration across multiple generations and their values, will be in increasing demand.