Friday 19 November 2021

Could 'The Great Resignation' actually be the great shift in why and how we work?

There's a lot of talk about 'The Great Resignation' where people are leaving current roles for ones that better fit their personal lives.

In my experience this is not a new phenomena. Personally I've being working with my clients on a new world of work for about fifteen years. In my book Heart-Leadership I provide the following

In earlier works I summarised this new world of work with this diagram

Here's a 2019 post were I explored the skills needed for this new world of work from various experts perspectives.

The keys to making the shift to this new world of work are three-fold 

1) being and becoming the most remarkable human beings we can be.
2) doing work that is meaningful for us and highly valuable for others.
3) ensuring technology is adding value to the human experience.

There's long standing evidence to support these keys.

Google is famous for their 2012 Aristotle project. Their quest was to answer the questions 'What makes teams successful?' Here are the full findings.

The following outcomes are all worth considering for your team, peer or community or sporting group.

In my work with clients I have used these as a guide with a particular focus on people doing work that is meaningful for them as well as being highly valuable for others.

There's 'meaning quotient' too, a term coined my McKinsey in 2013. I haven't yet seen this become mainstream. I do feel it will become increasingly important for people.

So, why the apparent mass exodus of people leaving their current roles for new ones in 2021? 

For me the pandemic has highlighted starkly that most people want greater respect and better and more flexible working conditions.

What say you?

Kind regards

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