Every year end our mailboxes get overrun with “trends reports” and “next year’s predictions.” As the tradition goes, forecasts of the future are designed to confirm back to us what we ourselves have reported on the surveys and interviews over the year. The prediction machine repeats its annual cycle running on a treadmill rather than competing in a marathon where every mile matters. We need to hit the brakes on the tradition of predictions and reflect on the step change that the year 2021 has brought to the workplace culture. There are six noticeable shifts in the collective attitudes that will forever change how we see work, workplace, and the worker for years to come. They all center on rediscovering what it means to be human at work.
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