Do you need to make a job change due to the Covid-19 crisis? Is your career a dying profession? Do you find yourself dreaming about life with a new career? Does your job no longer interest you? Or does it feel like you have reached the ceiling within your work and you want new promotion and growth opportunities? The average person will change jobs somewhere about 11 times according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it is estimated that the average person changes careers two to three times in their lifetime.
Like many other aspects of business, leadership is going through a transformation in the age of the pandemic. With nearly everyone working remotely, impromptu water cooler chats are being replaced by video conferences, makeshift home offices have turned into coordinated online staff rooms, and brainstorming sessions must now contend with issues like privacy and attendance tracking.
You might be thinking a COVID19 pandemic is the worst time to initiate a job search. After all, countless other people are in the same position as you, rushing to find a light at the end of a tunnel that wasn’t even there a few weeks ago.
Every commercial business has its own company culture. These shared principles, policies, and values are there from the moment a new company is set up. And they’ll be there up to the time it’s dissolved. Without this trellis of collective values, it would be hard for employees to interact, share their knowledge, develop, and shape the company’s success.
Workplace toxicity is a concern for businesses small and large, and the sooner it is addressed by the employer, the better. It only takes “one bad apple to spoil the bunch” because a dissatisfied employee brings down morale quickly. Complaining is contagious and causes productivity to come to a halt, making a company suffer its consequences. Rather than ignore the ‘squeaky wheel,’ it’s best for employers to counteract the problem before it affects everyone’s performance negatively.