Throughout the pandemic, I have read countless articles on how the concept of work is changing. As most of the country, and the world, was forced into lockdown, a lot of employees who could work from home were left in a strange predicament.
Both employees and employers had to adjust to a new work style, which led to a lot of burnouts from employees and micro-management mania from employers. This even led to productivity tracking software, which led to a lot of morality issues amongst companies. (which you can read about in my article here).
But what I learned from reading this article here, was the concept of time millionaires:
A lot of employers are going to have to provide flexibility to attract new talent, such as working from home and flexible hours. We are already seeing a temporary labour shortage, which can be argued was also caused by Brexit, but difference in alignment for employees and employers also was a factor.We can definitely see this affecting a lot of markets. As more employees focus on their leisure time, recreational activities will grow-especially after all these lockdowns!
Will we ever get a four-day work week? Hard to predict, but you will not get any complaints from me.
The enforced downtime of the pandemic caused many of us to reassess our attitudes to work, and whether we might be able to lead less lucrative but more fulfilling lives.