In many ways it seems like the rules for work are changing, at least for those organizations that are serious about their success. Rules for work once included following the crowd, personal sacrifice, and doing what the boss says not what the boss does.
Even when unemployment is high, the best organizations report challenges in finding and hiring the right talent for their team. Potential employees and employers are searching for each other, but despite their shouts for a connection, they often miss.
It is hard for employees to commit to organizations. After all, they’ve learned that when the going gets tough, they get going, but not to the executive suite, to the street.
Fear isn’t an effective motivator long term. Employees who are worth it want to work with organizations who are far sighted and encouraging, financially sound and progressive, and perhaps most of all, loyal and committed.
If you’re not where you want to be, or lack a feeling of belonging, it may not be your effort, knowledge, or skills, it may be that you haven’t found the right one, or perhaps one of the right ones, found a wrong one.
It works—both ways.
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