Millions of people are reconsidering their relationship with work. From The Great Resignation to “Lying Flat,” workers around the globe are rethinking their pursuit of wealth. It’s not just about money anymore – it’s also about wellbeing.
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#1. Workers are opting out.
Millions of people around the world are reconsidering their relationship with work, their lives -- and how they can balance the two.
Some workers don’t want to work long hours, others want to spend more time with their family.
In the U.S., the Great Resignation has workers quitting their jobs in record numbers: 24 million workers from April to September 2021 alone. Other workers are laying low and staying out of the workforce.
It’s not just in America, either. Germany, Japan, and other wealthy nations are seeing a similar trend. See China, for example. Their “lie flat” movement was first started by a social media post, but it’s all about opting out. The movement is fighting the grueling “996” work schedule: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week.
The Great Resignation has been building in developed countries for decades. Incomes have slowed, job security isn’t as reliable, and the cost of housing and education have only risen in recent years. It’s harder and harder for younger workers to build a financially stable life. And it shows: almost half of the world’s employees are thinking of quitting their jobs. Read more at Bloomberg.