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The recent news that Lyft has begun offering rides in prototype autonomous cars in Las Vegas raises a number of questions about how the proliferation of self-driving cars may impact the gig economy.  

When you think of the gig economy, many of us think of Uber, Task Rabbit, or some other gig shrouded in an entrepreneurial-type aspiration. You think of a person setting their own hours, working for themselves, maybe stringing together several “gigs” to make that ideal work schedule and being their own boss.  Well, Wonolo, and companies like it, may be changing this paradigm. 

Over the past few months, many essays, blog posts, and articles have lamented over the apparent homicidal nature of Millennials. From brunch to wine corks, the “things” Millennials have killed is far-reaching. The formula is simple: pick a thing and then say “Millennials” have killed it. Mashable compiled a fairly thorough list of these such references. As a Millennial, I take some offense to this list, but that is another topic for another day.

Employee engagement is a vital component to any business.  Having your employees focused on the strategic aims of your company, and not distracted by an unsatisfying work environment is key. Employers have long used employee surveys and focus groups to gain employee feedback in an effort to gauge their employees’ satisfaction with their workplace. Gig economy employers are no different; however, not surprisingly, some are approaching this issue in new and innovative ways.

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