Two major trends have greatly impacted the way companies think about technology and talent.
The “as-a-service” revolution first showed companies a more modern way to build, procure, use and manage software. Now that companies can “rent” the commodity layer of technology and focus instead on the capabilities that differentiate them, they can move faster and focus on customers.
At the same time, the Internet also facilitated a growing freelance workforce.
Individuals with highly sought after skills, especially those in design and technology,are now choosing to work for themselves, eschewing the rigid structures of large companies or consultancies to take advantage of the freedom and flexibility of on-demand work.
While the benefits of on-demand technology and on-demand work are well
documented, those looking to take advantage of this model will face some
challenges. Companies are now armed with powerful cloud platforms, but they often have trouble finding, hiring and retaining the talent they need to make these
platforms flourish in their business. On the flip side, while independent consultants can make a great living, it can be taxing to constantly source new clients or manage the mundane logistics of running a business.
We started 10K Advisors because we saw a role for a new kind of consultancy. A firm that could help companies of all sizes – not just the big ones with lots of money – find the talent they need, when they need it. A firm that could do this while also supporting independent contractors who want to work with great clients while maintaining their freedom and flexibility. Our goal is to give people the freedom to excel at the work they love.