The Great Resignation? Not so fast, and we'll see why in this episode. Millions of people are expected to quit their jobs after the pandemic, thanks to this unprecedented time of change. What does this mean for you if you're an employer? Are you about to have almost half your workforce walk out on you? Or what if you're the employee already hatching a plan for your great corporate escape? How does your personal growth affect your career?
Rachel Service is a workplace culture expert and CEO of the Happiness Concierge. Her award-winning approach to personal and professional growth has been featured in the BBC, Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Her TED talk, How to Break Up With Your Public Identity, was internationally syndicated on the official TED website in 2020. Rachel's new book is There Has To Be More: The Essential Guide to Personal Growth.
Quotes from Episode:
"A lot of leaders are afraid to have the conversation of, 'Are we all in or are we half in, half out?' Because countless studies show, if you've got people with one foot in the boat and one foot out, they're actually just treading water and not adding any value. So number one, have the conversation. Don't be afraid to lose people who aren't completely invested anyway."
"There's this romantic idea that I'll quit my job and start a business. And for some people that would be a sexy proposition. It's exciting. And I'm here to say it's a heck of a ride if that's appealing to you. For the majority, 94% or 95% of people in my care, they don't want to start a business. They just want to make a change. They want to feel valued in their job."
"My belief is personal growth fuels business growth. And what I've learned is how we show up in any context influences what happens next."
-The perfect storm that created The Great Resignation. But why it won't happen as quickly as pundits suggest
-What employers can do before the workforce tide shifts
-How you can decide whether your workplace is right for you
-The danger of staying somewhere you've outgrown
-How to work with the parts of your brain that will help you succeed
-The loss aversion phenomenon and how it influences your decisions
-How to navigate personal growth
-What being overwhelmed and bored simultaneously means
Rachel's website with audiobook and video resources:
There Has To Be More: The Essential Guide to Personal Growth
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LinkedIn: Rachel Service
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