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Expert recommends ‘networked organization’ as workforce model

NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES — In an era of rapid digital transformation, organizations must rethink how they build and lead teams, suggests author John Winsor.

Known for his insights into future work trends and open talent strategies, Winsor advocates for the “networked organization” as the optimal workforce model.

“A networked organization taps into a global workforce of both internal and external talent,” Winsor explained in a Forbes article.

“It takes a holistic approach to talent by creating platforms to tap into full-time internal employees, outsourced external workers, contingent labor, freelance work and AI tools.”

Winsor is the chairman of Open Assembly and co-author of the recently published Open Talent: Leveraging the Global Workforce to Solve Your Biggest Challenges.

Workforce diversity and flexibility drive innovation

The core strength of a networked workforce lies in its diversity. As Winsor noted, “Highly skilled professionals are increasingly drawn to work arrangements that offer autonomy, flexibility, and the opportunity to engage in meaningful, challenging projects.” 

This workforce comprises freelancers from talent clouds, internal marketplace employees, open innovation contributors, and AI automation.

By embracing the networked model, organizations can become more adaptable, resilient, and aligned with market needs. 

“The future belongs to those who are ready to lead a workforce that is not just connected, but networked,” Winsor added.

Tools and cultural foundations for success

Effective management of a networked workforce demands robust tools supporting collaboration, communication, and project management across various platforms. 

Winsor mentions digital platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and talent management systems such as Andela and Torc as essential for modern organizations.

“Today’s leaders must adopt an abundance mindset, recognizing that the world is rich with talent and opportunities—particularly when barriers to access them are lowered by technology.”

As organizations continue to navigate the complexities of the digital age, the insights from leaders like Winsor provide a roadmap for leveraging a networked workforce to stay ahead in innovation and growth.

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