Assets of Contract Workers during Periods of Volatility

Business leaders are grappling with the volatility that continues to be present for employers and employees alike. With the shifting and evolving models of work – whether they be from home, from the office, or some hybrid model – volatility will continue for the foreseeable future. As the trend grows it brings with it the unknown and uncertainty. Contractors are an asset in that they have a fresh perspective, are not tied to a particular outcome, and have the skills necessary to turn a strained or conflicted situation into an operational success.

Fresh Perspective – A contract person has fewer inhibitions and is more likely to propose a series of solutions that are outside of the past business behavior.

Focusing on an Outcome that Delivers – The contractor is focused on having processes being delivered consistently.

Addressing Strain and Conflict – From an outsider perceptive conflict and strain are easily identifiable.  Once identified working solutions can be implemented in relatively short order. 

Contractors are a beneficial investment of time and resources especially in relation to the challenges of ongoing change. The true value of a business is the people who work in it. Contractors long or short term provide invaluable assistance in addressing business needs current and mitigating future volatility.

Marie-Helene Sakowski, Consultant,