It’s that time of year again, at least in the United States: The leaves are falling, the turkey is calling, and “thanks” are in the air. With all that is happening in the workforce at the moment, it feels like the right moment to stop and thank the people who make us leaders — our teams. Something has shifted in the global workplace over the course of the past several months as millions of workers have left their positions. The “Great Resignation” is real; the data is clear, even if the reasons are less so. This mass exodus from the workforce has opened our eyes to the notion that “good help” really is hard to find — and even harder to retain. In light of this, it feels fitting to thank those who have stuck with us, who have continued to make our strategies a reality and have been our boots on the ground. Over the past 20 months, companies have had to ask their teams to do much more with fewer resources. Employees have worked longer hours, adapted new behaviors and mindsets, and worked remotely, all while surrounded by constant uncertainty. It has not been easy, and if there is anything to learn from the “Great Resignation,” it is that these past two years have shed a new light on the importance of work. What we are hearing from many people who have chosen to resign from work is that they want to be heard and that they want their efforts, struggles, and successes to be acknowledged. What better time to acknowledge and express gratitude to our team than now during this season of giving thanks?
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