Designing Positive Platforms


In classical organizations, business-owners and entrepreneurs carry the risk. However,
in the gig economy, contributors carry part of that risk by assuming a degree of liability for the services they offer through the platform, but they are seldom given the right to make decisions about the platform. To tackle this issue, a positive platform should offer its contributors the authority to make decisions about their working conditions and the right to organize themselves collectively.

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Research by Ana Manzanedo and Alicia Trepat on behalf of the Institute for the Future