With a mission of transforming work for a billion people by 2025, the Center for the Transformation of Work (CTW) has appointed John Healy as the Managing Partner and Expert in Residence.
The Center for the Transformation of Work is a not-for-profit community of knowledge workers, talent marketplaces, employers, influencers, and service providers working together to make using digital talent platforms a more valid, sustainable, and acceptable way of working.
The organization was initially launched in 2020 by Open Assembly, an industry research and advisory business, working with enterprises to enable access to a global pool of on-demand expertise.
Healy is recognized for launching and leading the Office of the Future of Work at Kelly, his active advocacy for healthy labour markets globally as Vice President at the World Employment Confederation, his experience developing cross industry collaboration to drive innovation, and his ever-present focus on reducing friction in the ways that people connect with work.
“Between the growing adoption of Web 3.0 tools, the expanding capabilities of talent marketplaces, and the mass call for change in the ways that people access opportunities, the demand for market transformation is very real,” says Healy. “As digital work increases globally, the professional freelance community needs a voice; a community of like-minded professionals advocating for, and working together, to ensure that building a career through digital talent marketplaces is safe, fair, and sustainable.”
Open Assembly Founder and Chairman, John Winsor, is also the Executive in Residence at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University. Winsor went on to say, “John’s experience guiding large businesses to adapt their talent strategy, with startups to deliver services within the workforce solutions space, and his experience building ecosystems brought the Open Assembly collective an increased focus on the supply side of the equation and the importance of industry wide standards to drive adoption.”
Healy finished by saying, “Transforming work for a billion people by 2025 is our purpose, and it will require a broad community to succeed. I welcome everyone interested to come and join us. We have significant work to do to expand awareness and participation in this movement, and I have never been more confident in the course we are setting as a community at CTW.”