Now is the Winter of Our Discontent
When Shakespeare wrote “Now is the winter of our discontent” little did he know that, more than 500 years later, he would be describing the world of work.
Employees have been voting with their feet. Walking away from jobs by the millions. The great exit! This isn’t simply an indicator that things are not as they should be; it’s a veritable tsunami of dissatisfaction. Many of those moving on are in lower paid jobs – service workers, those in poorly paid administrative positions and/or roles where the compensation was at, or just above, the minimum wage.
John O. Burdett is founder of Orxestra® Inc. He has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organisations that are household names. John has worked on organisation culture for some of the world’s largest organisations. His ongoing partnership with TRANSEARCH International means that his thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organisations around the world.