What is my view about “Great Resignation” and what is my advice for the employees who choose to change their job?
Hello everyone, I’ve got an interesting request from LinkedIn News editor, Andrew Seaman regarding “Great Resignation” movement to share my thoughts and advices for the employee who choose to change their job.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many changes in various areas of activity. On the one hand many jobs have disappeared, on the other hand new ones have been set up, some companies have gone bankrupt while others have suddenly grown. What is certain is that the labor market has changed completely, not only the jobs but also the way of working. The famous question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” it has almost completely lost its meaning due to the lack of predictability. Small and medium-sized companies waited to see what the big companies were doing, the ones who “set the tone”, practically they went into a “hibernation” mode. In all this transformation, some people changed their jobs because they had no choice, others took shelter and consolidated their position in anticipation of a new economic crisis, did not raise other demands, were satisfied that there is a job. There is another category of people, those who saw an opportunity and changed their job regardless of the situation.
What happened to most of the employees in this pandemic?
1) In each of us there is a desire to belong — The employee, if he was not part of a company that requires physical presence, learned to work from home, somehow in isolation from the community. He worked without social interaction with colleagues, feeling isolated, only in the family.
2) Job and family — No matter how dear your family may be, if the job requires you and you need concentration, family interruptions can become stifling at some point.
3) Non-differentiation between job and home. If you can’t disconnect, unplug the moment you finish your job, your brain stays connected all the time, leading to fatigue.
4) Routine — always doing the same thing, as if you feel the need for a change.
5) Lack of exteriorization — the employee did not give up only the financial claims, but also gave up the objections of…