India's new digital gig economy!India's traditional workforce has been largely dependent on full-time employment. With the ushering of the digital age, the job landscape has gradually changed and there is a growing presence of 'gig economy' which is using employees on a short term basis.
Gone are the days wherein it was mandatory to physically visit a market, restaurant or a shop to buy a commodity. Now, with just a few clicks on an app we get a range of stuff delivered to our doorstep. Be it food (swiggy), groceries (big basket), home items, clothing etc (flipkart), transport (ola,uber) and even petrol (mypetrolpump) all delivered/ accessible for a nominal price.
This involves behind the scene logistics wherein a workforce delivers the commodity from the supplier to the end user. With the way our cities are growing, overcrowding, traffic congestion and lack of time often tempt us to use these app-based deliveries, especially during working days. The future looks that the app-based gig economy is set to stay here and grow further.
This, of course, eats into the existing traditional jobs. Can we discuss the pros and cons of this new found gig economy?