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The Future of Teams: Managing The Blended Workforce

Toptal Research

Finding and attracting talent has become the critical issue for many organizations. Leading companies are turning to the blended workforce—composed of dedicated internal employees and external talent—as the solution that bridges the talent gap.

The blended workforce is a strategic advantage in the war for talent with the potential for companies to boost productivity, drive innovation, and reduce costs. The movement to this model has been supported by the proliferation of on-demand talent platforms and technological advances improving distributed collaboration. However, despite the trend, managing and maximizing the effectiveness of blended teams is not well understood.

This paper covers the 8 key competencies that are critical to creating a sustainable blended workforce and outlines how managers can best adapt their businesses for the future of teams.

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