Last month, my company held its first in-person Workhuman Live gathering after two years holding it online. The energy was electric and a bit edgy, because the business leaders there sensed that we are at a crossroads. The confluence of technology, social challenges, pandemic, and geopolitical events are calling us to definitively declare 2022 the Year of the Human.
At the conference, Gallup and Workhuman released a research-based map of the road ahead. Before you read it, spoiler alert: There’s no going back to 2019. Employees did a lot of soul-searching during the pandemic. As a result, the Great Resignation broke all records for people leaving their jobs voluntarily – not just for more money but for a better, more human work life.