Harvard Business Review takes a look at the benefits of bringing in outside experts to contribute technical expertise that an organization does not already have to a critical project or initiative. These independent, temporary workers are also referred to as “agile talent”. HBR means that since organizations depend increasingly on this subset of freelancers, the benefits of such agile talent is due of re-assessment. Especially so in the light of the contribution they can make as mentors to an organization’s full-time staff. More attention needs to be given to the fact that tapping into your outside experts to help in the development of internal employees, is a valuable way to address the needs of both.
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