Time for a Change
In Bob Dylan’s timeless anthem of change – The Times They Are a-Changin – he reminds all the mothers and fathers in the world that their sons and daughters will bring about the necessary changes in the world.
It was pertinent then and is even more pertinent today.
The Bloomberg Businessweek, in their article From the Great Resignation to Lying Flat, Workers Are Opting Out, tells us that:
Around the world, millions of people are rethinking how they work and live and how to better balance the two.
The pandemic has taken a toll, with surveys showing an increase in feelings of burnout and a deterioration in mental health in many nations.
It cites these trusted sources on the state of play today:
The Generation Myth, a book by Bobby Duffy, director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London: Many people in their 20s and 30s seek different things from work than their older peers, such as prioritizing learning new skills over stability.
Qualtrics Ben Granger: The vast number of people quitting their jobs in the U.S. and Europe is a sign of a structural, psychological shift, according to Granger. He says people are being driven to work on something that’s going to be meaningful, have a higher purpose. We’ve seen a lot of evidence for that.
People are looking at work through a very different lens. The lens is things like, I am not working for a paycheck. That’s not what this is about. I need to be fulfilled.
Separately, The Wall Street Journal tells us: The pandemic has unleashed a historic burst in entrepreneurship and self-employment. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are striking out on their own as consultants, retailers and small-business owners. One of the reasons cited for this is the need for flexibility.
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Maybe the time is right to make a change. If it is, we’ll be here to help you achieve it.