A short time ago I gave you my opinion on the Great Resignation and why I think it was necessary to put what was happening into perspective.
Today I would like to talk about what I think is one of the first lessons of this wave of resignations that accompanied the return to normalcy
Great Resignation or Great Deception?
I was reading a number of articles recently that explained that for many of the “Great Resigners”, the result of the Great Resignation was in fact a Great Disappointment.
As I said earlier, there were two types of resignations: those that corresponded to a matured project and those that were more the consequence of being fed up. And this difference explains a lot.
Leaving a business or joining a project?
In the end, if some people have indeed found happiness in their new job, many others have seen the adage verified that the grass is not greener elsewhere or, a version I prefer, that if the grass is greener it is mowed the same.
The difference between the two, often, was that as I said above some left a business, others joined one.
For some what mattered was to leave, for others what mattered was to find a destination they liked.
For some, leaving was the goal, for others it was a consequence.
And that changes everything.
The first ones sometimes found themselves anywhere, in a project and a business they didn’t like, the others found the right fit.
Leaving a business is not a career plan
This reminds us of something familiar but worth remembering on this occasion.
You should never leave a business to leave it, but because you have found something that suits you better elsewhere. Leaving is a consequence, not a goal.
Leaving on a whim, without a plan, or accepting anything to leave often leads to a situation no better or worse than the one you left.
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