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How to build a professional network as an independent consultant

News coverage on the gig economy usually centers on digital platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Upwork. What this coverage fails to mention, however, is the growing “white collar” dimension of the gig economy, made up of highly qualified professionals working independently ...

Is your organisation ready for the professional gig economy?

In the fast-paced digital age, access to top skills & expertise is what will set your organisation apart from the competition. Where are you finding top talent, and how? With a growing number of highly skilled professionals becoming independent, traditional employment platforms might not be enough to find the expertise you need.

How to build a successful agile enterprise

Everyone is talking about the benefits of agility in business. But what makes an agile enterprise? This article highlights the steps to take to really transform your organisation.

UK Organisations Leading in the Open Talent Economy Adoption, Netherlands Catching Up

Use of the open-talent ecosystem is therefore on a rapid growth trajectory. While the adoption is growing across Europe we see that growth is faster in some countries than others revealing some useful insights.

5 reasons why your retail store analytics projects fail

Data for the sake of data is never good enough. Read more about how to build efficient data-driven store analytics capabilities to succeed at retail.

Discussing the benefits of design & business integration while working remotely with Stefanie Knoren

Finding ways to drive creative problem solving and innovation can be challenging, especially when your team is working remotely. But those organisations who are able to embed collaboration, customer co-creation, transparency and trust into their culture and working structures can make it possible. In this interview, we asked Stefanie Knoren, Innovation and Strategy Consultant, to share her input on how to successfully collaborate while working remote and what skills, tools and behaviours enhance innovation and creative thinking in an organisation.

An online platform for the future of consulting

Riverflex has just launched an exciting new platform where independent consultants can connect with like-minded professionals and share job opportunities. On this journey towards developing the platform, we were lucky enough to work with one of our consultants, Simon Kilroy, who stepped in as the Product Owner. Simon is a Strategy and Transformation consultant who also specialises in Programme and Product Management with almost 10 years of experience working for top-tier consultancies. We recently caught up with Simon to discuss the Riverflex Platform and the learnings, challenges, and advice that have come out of this project. 

Discussing agile methodologies in healthcare with Kenny Cruden

It’s been a challenging few months for companies trying to adapt to new ways of working under the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, those teams who have already implemented Agile Methodologies may be better equipped to cope with such change. Interestingly, one of the main lines from the  Agile Manifesto is “Responding to change over following a plan” which can be a lesson learned in dealing with the current global crisis especially in companies in the healthcare industry. 

Defining the go-to-market & pricing strategy for HATCH, a fashion start up

We recently worked on a project for a fashion technology startup, HATCH, where we helped to define their go-to-market & pricing strategy for a new Digital Showroom. This project was very interesting as there hasn’t been extensive investment in wholesale digitisation. The fashion technology industry is evolving with online consumer trends influencing brands to enhance their customer experience through easy-to-use digital platforms and we wanted to help HATCH deliver on this.

3 Steps to set up a high performing remote team

The Covid-19 has swept across the globe, causing tremendous change in everyone’s lives. Which were once crowded streets in European capitals are now empty where mask-wearing is mandatory, borders are being closed, and pharmacies are running out of hand sanitizer.…

How to grow your consulting business through an economic downturn

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The evolution of work culture and the gig economy

Organisations worldwide have become more diverse, team-focused, and less hierarchical. Organisational employment structures are shifting, too. Companies are hiring and retaining employees in a hybrid method, with higher numbers each year subscribing to the gig economy. The ‘gig economy’ which

3 Essential tools to help independent consultants deliver

At Riverflex, we work with a network of over 400 independent consultants and we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to deliver on client projects. Naturally, every independent has their own approach to working, and unlike a …

How the gig economy has evolved and what to expect next

The ‘gig economy’ seems as if it has abruptly appeared on the scene as a new buzzword used by the millennial generation. However, this idea of ‘an alternative’ and often flexible, project-based work arrangement has been around since the 1900’s ...

5 Emerging consulting professions for the new economy

Traditional management consulting is becoming a thing of the past. Companies are seeking to solve business challenges arising from constant digital & technological disruption with agile, customised and specific expertise. This influences what they look for in a consulting partner …