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Adapting to the Gig Economy and Underemployment in the Current Job Market

Adapting to the Gig Economy and Underemployment in the Current Job Market

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Vlog with Dr. Marie Gould Harper
Program Director, Management, American Public University

In today’s gig economy, it is common for workers to have two or three jobs to make ends meet. Some professionals prefer the flexibility, freedom and lack of office politics that come with being an entrepreneur or independent contractor, while others become contract workers out of financial necessity.

In this vlog, APU management professor Dr. Marie Gould Harper discusses the top issues facing executives and employers in a gig economy, including the need for organizations to employ innovation and adaptability in order to keep up with their competition. She also covers the challenges that companies face by using underemployed workers and how underemployment impedes organizational creativity.

About the Speaker

Dr. Marie Gould Harper is the Program Director of Management at American Public University. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in instructional systems from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in business from Capella University. She is a progressive coach, facilitator, writer, strategist and human resources/organizational development professional with more than 30 years of leadership, project management, and administrative experience. Dr. Gould Harper has worked in both corporate and academic environments.

Dr. Gould Harper is an innovative thinker and influential leader, manifesting people skills, a methodical approach to problems, organizational vision and ability to inspire followers. She is committed to continuous improvement in organizational effectiveness and human capital development, customer service and the development of future leaders.

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