As 2021 winds down and we enter the holiday season, I hope you share the sentiment that there is much to be thankful for, despite another wacky year. We are engaging in person events and those hugs and handshakes are so welcome.
Have you set new goals for the upcoming year?
I have. Although I admit I am building out a lot of “what if” thinking so I can be even more nimble. Now, more than ever, people are reassessing what work satisfaction means. According to the research done by McKinsey & Co, 76% of American workers are suffering burnout. More than half naming Covid-19 as a major contributing factor, though it was on the rise even before the pandemic.
“Both employers and employees are near the breaking point…”
“Employers are struggling to find workers, and employees are stressed at work,” says Melissa Jezior, president and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. “Unfortunately, the workforce situation likely will worsen before it gets better, with one-third of the workforce planning to leave their job soon. The so-called Great Resignation means that employers must start a Great Re-Evaluation, re-thinking everything from their culture to how work gets done.”
The root causes being blamed on burnout are unreasonable workloads, lack of communication, lack of work-life balance, and not enough time to do the job. Burnout was an issue before the sea change of 2020, and now it has boiled over to an unsustainable situation.
There is an alternative to the status quo of working in corporate America for those who find themselves in this situation. The pandemic has opened people’s eyes to life outside the office. Employees know they are more productive with more freedom to work at their will. Add to that the desire to generate more income and you can see why franchise ownership has skyrocketed in 2021. If you want financial freedom, work-life balance, and purpose-driven work in 2022, then franchising may be an excellent option to consider. Questions? Let’s talk!