The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Indiana (Indy) Gregg Of Wedo On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together
An Interview with Karen Mangia
SKILLSHARING. Industries will be more likely to share employees fractionally, making it possible for an individual to report to multiple companies, delivering skill-based expertise and splitting time between them.
When it comes to designing the future of work, one size fits none. Discovering success isn’t about a hybrid model or offering remote work options. Individuals and organizations are looking for more freedom. The freedom to choose the work model that makes the most sense. The freedom to choose their own values. And the freedom to pursue what matters most. We reached out to successful leaders and thought leaders across all industries to glean their insights and predictions about how to create a future that works.
As a part of our interview series called “How Employers and Employees are Reworking Work Together,” we had the pleasure to interview Indiana Gregg.
Indiana Gregg, CEO and Founder of Wedo.ai, the neobank social networking application that helps the independent economy save time, money and energy and run their business seamlessly online. She is a 5x tech founder, member of Forbes Technology Council, reality bender and team builder.
Thank you for making time to visit with us about the topic of our time. Our readers would like to get to know you a bit better. Can you please tell us about one or two life experiences that most shaped who you are today.
In1993, I made the pivotal life-altering decision to move abroad, and by default out of my comfort zone.. I can say with absolute certainty I would not be the woman I am today had I not explored other countries outside of the US. I I encourage young people to step out of their comfort zones, explore the world, and take advantage of the new nomad visas that many countries are offering. Living in numerous countries has given me so much insight into cultures both on a macro and micro level.
While in my twenties, I took a leap onto an entrepreneurial path. I knew early-on that my vision and mission in life did not align with the cadence or style of a more traditional day job. The plan was always to be a founder, or help founders pursue meaningful technologies and products, which has consumed most of my professional career. Now it’s worth mentioning that I had a brief stint as a singer/songwriter, an exciting and insightful experience, which sparked my desire to evoke change in the music industry. All of these experiences, from world traveler to rockstar to entrepreneur, have led me to where I am today, on a mission to disrupt the future of ‘work’ as we know it.
Let’s zoom out. What do you predict will be the same about work, the workforce and the workplace 10–15 years from now? What do you predict will be different?
I predict very little will be the same 10–15 years from now. Automation and AI are changing the way we work. In 15 years, we will have droids fulfilling many of the jobs that are currently employed by humans. In 15 years, we will be holding in-person “holographic” meetings across the globe where the virtual impact will be much more interactive than AR/VR. The fractional and remote workforces will be fully mainstream. Talent pools will become fractional, and job sharing — a practice in which companies divide and distribute roles allowing employees to work for two or three companies rather than a traditional 40 hour work week for one employer — will be much more common. The global political system will have changed its position on work as well. More and more countries will adopt digital nomad visas and the freelance economy will be mainstream. There will still be bumps in the road and new legislation being developed to protect the gig worker, and the rules will change around taxes, insurance, and social security.