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The lockdown life audit and how it is shaping the workforce of the future

Posted by Flux on 

25 July 2022

*A new trend briefing from Dion Chang*

If psychologists say that it takes just 21 days to embed a new habit or behaviour, then 24 months of lockdown, and working from home, is going to entrench new learnings and behaviours that are irreversible.

Couple this with the fact that the pandemic unleashed the tragic loss of life and/or loss of income, and the result is a deep introspection of what we really want out of life.  In essence we’ve all, unwittingly, been faced with an existential crisis.

This has manifested in more immediate trends like: Semigration, Revenge Travel, the Great Resignation and the Anti-work Movement. 

But these are just the tip of an iceberg. 

A workforce revolution has been unleashed and if your company’s current concern is still focused on “adapting to a hybrid workforce”, then you will be blindsided by this revolution. The change we have embarked on cannot be underestimated.

The “future of work” has been brought forward and is colliding with companies struggling to meet the velocity of change that took place during the pandemic.

What leadership prioritised in 2019 now looks very different, post pandemic.

This trend briefing exposes the blind spots that many companies have, including:

  • Underestimating the ripple effect of this Life Audit and how it has changed the priorities of a workforce.
  • Reengineering rewards & benefits to create a post pandemic company culture.
  • Switching from a location centric mindset to a human centric mindset.
  • The danger of a “two speed organisation” and nurturing a sense of belonging.
  • The very different skill sets managers now have to master.
  • Lessons we can learn from the new Gen Z workforce.

This trend briefing is specifically designed for all business leaders (CEOs to COOs), senior managers, administrators and all HR practitioners who have had to adapt to a post-pandemic world of work.

Presented by Dion Chang

– Trends as Business Strategy – 

If you are interested in booking this virtual trend briefing for your management team or clients please contact Bethea Clayton on connected@fluxtrends.co.za or +27764539405

Image credit: Yosep Surahman

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