seems to be impacted seriously. I’ve already written on the concept of the Great Resignation
but what I think is more impactful is the rising-tide of an anti-work movement
. There’s 1.5 million “idlers” who joined a Reddit Community for those who want to end work, are curious about ending work, want to get the most out of a work-free life
. Going through it makes it clear that there is something seriously broken about the way we intend work today
, in a myriad of stories of bad bosses, Orwellian style control, abuse and under-payment, which call for more than a small corporate rebel
movement to transform organisations.
Although a number of ideas have already popped out on reasoning why this change towards Work is happening
, and what reasons
may lie behind, fact is that it’s not only an American
issue, and is contributing to the uncertainty of the years to come, especially as worker shortage
is affecting multiple industries. A big contribution to this is the fact that what seemed initially a generational issue (with younger people refusing old work arrangements), is showing to be cross-generational with what is evidently a reassessment of options
for some generations.
Impacts on organisations
So how do we design
an organisation today in a scenario where scarcity
dominates, people question the meaning of work
and the concept itself of disruption
is becoming a daily feature rather than an exceptional event?
This is our challenge for 2022. Keep following if you want to see what’s up cooking for the next year.