Reflections from LifeWork and the Remote Startup Expo, Part 1

What do you think the new normal will look like for the freelance economy during the economic recovery? That was the main question Kendrick Kho, investor at Global Founders Capital, asked me in our fireside chat on April 23rd as part of the Remote Startup Expo. This article — Part1 — goes deeper into my response that day — that freelancers might face a shaky few months but a much brighter outlook. Part 2 will look at the role of trust in facilitating this positive outlook and how LifeWork plays a crucial role in that.

Everybody loves a montage video

I was invited to speak at the expo as the co-founder of LifeWork. …


Colorful letters spelling out 2020 on a wooden background to give freelancers confidence to set a New Years Resolution
Colorful letters spelling out 2020 on a wooden background to give freelancers confidence to set a New Years Resolution
Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t for everyone. Only 50% of people set them, and 88% of those people fail to keep them. But now is as good a time as any to reflect on the mindset you have towards your freelance work.

How can you be more successful than the 88% of failures? By keeping your commitment small. …


Or, why your company needs alternative working policies yesterday

Group of young people sat at a table co-working with laptops and headphones
Group of young people sat at a table co-working with laptops and headphones
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

This post is an excerpt from my recent eBook When is the Future of Work? Determining the Barriers to Adoption of a Blended Workforce. It was originally posted on my blog after inspiration from exciting new research on the topic.

The business case is the language of the boardroom. An employee that requests a flexible working arrangement by explaining only the employee benefits will struggle to make a case. Employee NPS may increase, but their manager may also question whether the worker will be more productive. The workload of adapting meetings to cater for a remote employee results in a declined request when the case is ambiguous. …

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David Corfield

Co-founder and CEO of LifeWork | Expert on Freelancing and the Future of Work | Adventurer

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