The pandemic has brought a wave of change to how we live and work. Lockdown and working from home has given people the opportunity to reflect on life and what’s important.
A gap has appeared between what workers want and what employers are offering that will cause a mass exodus refered to as the ‘Great Resignation’. Time and flexibility for family, interests and exercise can no longer be sidelined by employers and are vital discussion points.
Employee expectations gradually changing
In the USA millions have already quit their jobs and a similar shift is predicted to happen here.
Research by Microsoft Lab1 found 1 in 5 global survey respondents said their employer doesn’t care about their work-life balance. 54% feel overworked. 39% feel exhausted.
40% of employees are considering leaving their current jobs. Microsoft global survey findings reveal that employee expectations are changing, and we will need to define productivity much more broadly — inclusive of collaboration, learning, and wellbeing.
Timo Topp is a business wellbeing coach who has been living, breathing, coaching and inspiring people to live healthier busy lives for over 30 years, he said, “I know it is so much easier than people think to find balance between work and wellbeing, I call it WORKBEING.”
“It is the art of being, healthy, happy and productive at work.” Simple actions that don’t take much time and effort that make a massive difference to how people feel and perform.
Companies need to cultivate healthier work cultures
In future workers will expect more, they want better work/life balance. Companies need to prioritise cultivating healthier cultures for retaining talent to thwart the ‘great resignation’.
Innovative leaders and forward thinking organisations now need to re-evaluate wellbeing as a strategy for business sustainability and success. Now is the time to re-define how we work. It’ time for people to shine and businesses to thrive through Workbeing.