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Why it is called 'Gig Economy'?

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The gig economy gets its name from each piece of work being akin to an individual 'gig' – although, such work can fall under multiple names. It has previously been called the "sharing economy" — mostly in reference to platforms such as Airbnb — and the collaborative economy.

Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

The word ‘gig’ in the gig economy  means a small part of work. However, Gig can be classified in a few names. Previously Known as “economic share” – as a rule in the reference platform, for example, Airbnb – and “economic collaboration.” The core of the platform is the basis of applications that make work of bits and pieces – make deliveries, driving passengers or cleaning the house – a few people would prefer the name “economic platform.”

The ‘Gig’ means a brief agreement or relationship between the employee and the individual or organization that pays them. Gig workers have a short-term relationship between the business and the employee, in which the worker earns an hour or per project. Out of this contract, work will be temporary or project-based; freelancers are enlisted to perform a specific task for a specified period. In some cases, they have an employer, yet the organization that gives them payment is not quite the same as where they work. These sorts of agreements are typically incorporate freelance agencies, independent and subcontractors.

The economic development of the gig culture is a noteworthy improvement in the position of the local authorities and the contractual workers of the nation’s traditional blocks.

Term “gig” is a slang word, and it means “a temporary employment bid” and represents to the artists.