The “job” of the future will not be taking place inside a large office building with employees at little Dilbert like cubicles. What it will be are thousands of professionals, who by choice or by force, operate as consultants/free agents and work for smaller businesses and even large ones.
Think of all the layoffs that are happening across a variety of industries. Many of these professionals will start their own business and sell their services.
Maybe you have an accounting practice and need graphic work, book keeping, a new web site and etc. You don’t need to hire full time staff to do this work but can use free lancers. The challenge for many growing businesses, working with free lancers, is managing the work, paying them, finding new free lancers for new projects and measuring the work that has been done.
As your business grows and you work with more free lancers, or even a few free lancers on more projects you need a system that can help you manage the entire process.