After COVID-19 served as the catalyst for numerous workplace changes, many employees seemed keen on making changes to their own careers.
Published in March, Microsoft’s Work Trend Index for 2021 found that 40 per cent of people wanted to change jobs in the coming year. The issue at hand now, however, Management Consultant Rachel Falzon says, is what will happen to those employees who chose to stay.
“Having gone through the worst of COVID, they may have done some soul-searching. Are they questioning their sense of purpose as individuals? Is their company’s Mission Statement enough to inspire and give a sense of value against the backdrop of our burning planet?” Ms Falzon wrote in a social media post.
And while this might seem daunting to some, Ms Falzon suggests that inspiring employees doesn’t necessarily require huge displays of strength.
“While it’s clear that not all of us can be UN SG delegates, I think we can all find ways of doing things ‘better’,” Ms Falzon stated.
“Leadership is no longer about your position in the hierarchy. It needs to happen at all levels. Can you think of better ways of driving value for your organisation by looking beyond money and caring more about people and the planet?” she continued.
Making one’s organisation a better place can sometimes be boiled down to simple acts – like making use of environmentally-friendly materials or encouraging collaborative ways of working.
“If we could all take a step forward to make a change, to make our organisations and the world a better, more sustainable place, work together towards an organisational purpose that drives value for all stakeholders, then truly, we can make a difference. There’s inspiration for all of us if we look for it,” Ms Falzon concluded.
LinkedIn / Rachel Falzon
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