People can enjoy their job, the work they do, and even who they work for—and still want to do something different. That feeling is among the motivations driving the Great Resignation.
“The past 18 months has given people time to pause, reflect, and rethink what they want to do,” said Leena Nair, chief human resources officer at multinational consumer goods company Unilever. “We can stay ahead of the resignation curve if we truly understand the changing needs of employees and create pioneering employment models they can use.”
Nair’s comments were part of her in-depth discussion with Workday Chief People Officer Ashley Goldsmith at Workday’s Conversations for a Changing World, a digital event. Organizations are facing accelerated organizational trends that are impacting employee expectations, but the opportunity is now to reimagine a work model for the 21st century.
“I tell them please reimagine the place you work, because it’ll be a pity if we all go back to the way we were doing things in 2019, without learning anything from the pandemic,” Nair said.
The Opportunity to Increase Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Workers are asking for increased flexibility in their working arrangements, but the benefit shouldn’t be