There were days when people worked in an organization till their retirement but now the things have changed drastically. People are frequently changing one organization to another and finding greener pastures when the need arises or so it seems.
With the change in the calendar year, the humongous task of filling in your performance appraisal sheets begin. For most of us this comes with anxiety and trepidation. If you are among those few who get excited by this, well I must say you have it sorted 😊!
Do you remember what our work life was like before the monstrous pandemic took over? What did our day look like in the pre-pandemic era? How did we work, collaborate, and connect back then? Well, the answer is of course we remember. How can we forget the way we have lived and worked all our life?
When someone reaches this top level of human needs evolution (self-actualisation), they are driven intrinsically to serve and are not motivated by material gains, respect, recognition, and power, which become secondary.
Nobody loves the current generation! They have less attention span, are very impulsive, always looking for shortcuts, and the list just goes on. Not that any of this is false or the one to take sides, but there is a different side to this coin, pun intended.
Flexible work hours, Equal pay, Merit-based growth opportunities, Inclusive environment these are a few things which pop up in the minds of the people when they are evaluating a company. But since when did all these things matter??
When COVID-19 started and the uncertainty set in, many companies went into a survival mode and cost freezing became important. A lot of employees were laid off or forced to take a sabbatical or furlough.
The world is changing faster than the pace needed to catch up with that change. From the ambition of making lives better and the world a better place, most of the corporates have reached a place where they are just trying to outnumber their competitors.