First few Article Sentences
As we emerge from the pandemic many organizations want to return to normal. But changes in attitudes, motivations, and goals for employees and their desires for workplace environments have changed in ways that few could have been predicted. The Great Resignation and Quietly Quitting are results of many people during the pandemic having the chance to reevaluate their lives and how they want to work. Many have decided they want a better work life balance. Ben Granger, chief workplace psychologist at Qualtrics, reports CEOs are very concerned and don’t know what to do about it. Gallup’s recent estimate that a full 50% of the U.S. workforce can be considered quiet quitters.
Though some believe these trends are tapering off, Bill George, executive fellow at Harvard Business School, former CEO of Medtronic, and author of his newest book, The True North: Emerging Leaders, along with co-author Zach Clayton, say that the Baby Boomers have been running businesses for the last 30 years and this approach will no longer work. We must now consider the needs and views of Gen X, the Millennials, and Gen Z. In this competitive job market, if employers want to recruit and retain the best employees, they must have a culture where the best people want to work. He says truly caring about employees is one of the most important qualities a leader must have.