by tom on April 18th, 2012
Maybe if you are in that Fast Company crowd you fall into that category of those who describe a future where the top three constants are change, change and change. “Get ready, young professional, for 5-8 career changes … not just job changes. “, we hear. I figured that I’m the centerpiece for that trend. As a Boomer, my longest stint with one company was 22 years, although I worked for six companies in my 30 year career prior to starting this business 15 years ago. My dad worked for one company for 34 years. So, true, the trend is shorter stints today. And does that translate into reduced loyalty? Not necessarily, oh–prognosticator– of–old-paradigms!
My view: the world is changing but people have not. Take the subject of loyalty: Maybe people in our knowledge economy, where thinking, not doing, is valued, are just not loyal to the calendar. Actually, that’s pretty profound … for me anyway. I think it is important for employers in any human enterprise to understand that thinkers are likely (more) loyal to meaning, purpose … and contribution to a cause. Hmmmm.
Stay tuned… my next post will uncover how an ad agency “gets it”!Tags: caring leadership, employee loyalty