The fact that you’re reading this blog series means you probably know that we’re building a product called Moves.
What you might not know is why we’re doing it, and what our ultimate objective is.
I hope this series of posts will give you a better sense of our vision while covering both our immediate priorities and product commitments, as well as some of our more “out of the box” ideas.
Before we get into the specifics of what we’re building, it’s helpful to understand how we see the state of the gig economy today.
I see the biggest existential risk to companies in the gig economy being their unsustainable relationship with their workforce — people like you. Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, etc. all face this risk. Tangibly, this translates to high levels of worker churn, huge budgets spent on constant worker acquisition and government lobbying, and a never-ending series of expensive legal fights with labor groups.
These companies are constantly trying to find the balance between simply being tech-enabled marketplaces for services, while also having to deal with the fact that gig workers expect more stability.
I don’t see the solution being in the hands of Uber, Lyft, and their peers, or labor unions and governments. That’s why we created Moves.
In a market where the established players primarily have to think about their customers (the demand side), Moves is the product that will prioritize the needs of the workers (the supply side).
Let’s dig into what that means a bit more.