Embracing reinvention in the age of resignation

Call it a “vibe shift,” a “cultural reset,” or the Great Reinvention. We’re on the precipice of a huge opportunity — and “work” is at the epicenter.

The lifting mandates; the warming weather; “back in office” dates slowly popping up for major progressive companies; resignation rates holding steady at record levels (another 4.3 million in January alone)…

Something’s in the air. The question is, ?

As we approach the 2-year anniversary of (*gestures wildly*) , we have a sneaking suspicion. A suspicion thatwe are — as one cheeky thinkpiece posited — experiencing a “vibe shift.” And perhaps, not the one we anticipated.

Gone are the 2021-era dreams of a “Hot Vax Summer” that never really was. A year later, these hopes have anodized into something different — a departure from the idea of a “return to normalcy” towards a re-examination of what our “normal” should be. We’ve been gone so long from the baseline, that we now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to re-draw that line for ourselves. Call it a “vibe shift,” a “cultural reset,” or the Great Reinvention. One thing is clear: we’re on the precipice of a huge opportunity and “work” is at the epicenter.

The Great Reinvention

If it sounds melodramatic, makes a compelling case:

OK, when you put it that way…

So, what might this “reinvention” look like? It will likely be a process of rejecting status quos that no longer serve us; of “redefining of our purpose” in the workplace as employees or employers; of re-building our sense of community; of re-investing in ourselves, and of re-asserting — as evidenced by the Great Resignation — that we deserve to be invested .

The path won’t be a straight line, but the signals are clear and — we have another sneaking suspicion — organizations that embrace and encourage this transformation will find themselves on the right side of the resignation.

Want to learn more about growth transformation in the workplace? We’ve joined forces with improv legend Wayne Brady and applied improv company FLS Academy to create FLS+, an organization using improv to improve performance at work: https://flsplus.com/

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