Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead, WIRED, by Arielle Pardes
By now, we’re all familiar with the Great Resignation. But what about the Great Reconsideration? WIRED writer Arielle Pardes introduces this new concept and explores how it’s taking hold of employees in the tech industry. She explains that workers in high-demand jobs, such as engineering, are reevaluating their current roles and searching for positions that will enable them to make a difference. While swanky campuses and lavish perks may have lured tech employees to accept roles five years ago, these workers now are putting a premium on purpose and wellbeing.
A New Language for Digital Transformation, The Wall Street Journal and Deloitte, by Rich Nanda, Ragu Gurumurthy, Deborah Golden, Sam Roddick, Brenna Sniderman, and Diana Kearns-Manolatos
If you’re currently on a digital transformation journey, you’re not alone. A whopping 85% of CEOs report accelerating digital initiatives during the pandemic. However, the vast majority of these leaders are struggling to articulate their overarching strategy. To get everyone on board with your digital transformation, you’re going to need to look beyond the technological component and adopt a strategy-first approach. This piece by Deloitte spells out five imperatives that will help leaders develop a common framework for transformation initiatives that can be communicated across their organization.
In a ‘Workers Economy,’ Who Really Holds the Cards?,The New York Times, by Emma Goldberg
By now, we all know that workers have the upper hand in the employee-employer relationship. But how much power do they really have? New York Times writer Emma Goldberg explores how employees’ attitudes have changed in the aftermath of the pandemic and shines a spotlight on some of the steps leaders are taking to win over segments of their workforce, particularly frontline employees. As we recalibrate our strategies, we’re all going to need to take stock of our current employee experience and reimagine what the new employment deal might look like.
What Bosses Really Think About the Future of the Office, The New York Times, by David Gelles
We might have an idea of what employees are looking for in our new world of work, but what about their bosses? What do managers and C-level executives have to say about the direction our next chapter is headed in? Quite a lot, New York Times reporter David Gelles reveals in one of his recent Corner Office columns. Gelles profiles several business leaders to get their thoughts on the wins, and losses, associated with our new, hybrid reality. While sentiments vary, the executives touch on one truth that’s universal: there’s no going back to the way things used to be.