February 8, 2022
by John O. Burdett
The fallout from COVID is a reinvented workplace. It has changed how people view what they want from work. Employees have been voting with their feet. Does your organisation have a compelling why?
All change starts with a question
Employees have been voting with their feet. Walking away from jobs by the millions. The great exit! This isn’t simply an indicator that things are not as they should be; it’s a veritable tsunami of dissatisfaction.
The question becomes “why?”
Termination contagion is part of it. When some lead, others will follow – social media, inevitably, fanning the flames of frustration. Compensation is clearly part of it. If you are struggling in a low wage occupation and you overlay the health risks of interacting with the public, a lot of grass suddenly looks a lot greener. Remote work is a contributing factor – either the frustration of working in a remote location with little support or, conversely, not wanting to give up the personal freedom that working from home provides.
Strip everything away, however, and you are left with the bare-bones reality that the fallout from COVID is a reinvented workplace. It has changed how people view what they want from work.
All change starts with a question. The quality of that question dictates the scope of change that is likely to follow. Does your organisation have a compelling why? Do you have the right organisational values?
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John O. Burdett is founder of Orxestra® Inc. He has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organisations that are household names. John has worked on organisation culture for some of the world's largest organisations. His ongoing partnership with TRANSEARCH International means that his thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organisations around the world. Get in touch with John O. Burdett »