Gone are the days when employees would kill for a promotion. A study reveals that more than half of employees would decline a promotion.
An Ivanti survey revealed that 71 per cent of employees would happily trade up the opportunity of getting promoted because they would rather have the liberty to work from anywhere.
The research polled 4,510 office workers and 1,609 IT professionals in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Brussels, Spain, Sweden and Australia to understand their attitudes toward remote work.
The Great Resignation is not just a phenomenon caused by the pandemic. It is a turning point where employees have reprioritized and realized the possibilities in the workplace. It has also underscored the archaic structure and metrics of success in the corporate world.
Success now has a different meaning. Before the pandemic hit, success meant climbing the corporate ladder one promotion at a time. It was a carrot on a stick that kept everyone competing for the same goal. But now, success is given a new meaning, it is having more control over when, how and where people work.
Success is also having the liberty to choose your preferred devices and tools to maximize your own productivity.
Hansesn said that while many employers scramble to keep top talent by throwing promotions and bonuses and perks at them to try to get them to stay, perhaps the answer is as simple as this: Make it easy for them to do their best work — how, where, and when they want to.