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Career Disruptions; Departure Empathy & More
The discussion about “Career Disruptions” has emerged in conversations with Learning Leaders, CEO’s and colleagues of all generations. People are reporting that the predictability of career paths and expectations for themselves or others in the workplace has been DISRUPTED in the past year. Here are some of the forces impacting the perception and realities of Career Disruptions:
Sudden and Large Instant Layoffs: Hearing media reports that all employees at Twitter would receive a notice the next day if they are terminated rattles the workforce.
Technology Companies Shrinking Workforce: Each day’s business reports include pullbacks in sectors like Technology - just months after there was a push on recruiting talent due to the “Great Resignations”
Scandals and Crashes in “Hot” Segments Like Crypto: There is a lowered sense of confidence that careers in startup areas will move forward easily. Folks are wondering what segment might crash next.
Pandemic Work & Career Shifts: People’s expectations about the nature, duration, format and forward vector of work and careers are shifting coming through the adaptions the workforce made for the Pandemic.
It is important for the HR & Learning fields to listen carefully for signs of Career Disruption in the attitude and behavior of our workforce. It is a time of deeper change in career expectations and we must be agile and creative in our empathy and agility with these shifts.
Empathy on Layoffs & Departures
When a sudden layoff happens, there is a powerful role for Empathy from other employee groups, even at a competitor.
On Broadway, shows will close after a medium or longer run. Even Phantom of the Opera is closing after decades on Broadway.
But, a new and radically different show, KPOP, just closed on Sunday after only 17 performances. It was the first show with Korean music and dance that lit up the younger generations that came to the theater. But, ticket sales did not soar - so the cast were told after only a few performances that their show would close. And, it meant that these actors would lose their jobs.
Other casts from shows like Hamilton sent the message above to the cast of KPOP to express their sadness and also to recognize the importance of the innovation the show.
Invite to Empathy Concert - Wed. Dec 14th at 3 PM Eastern
Join 4 Broadway Stars for a Special End of the Year Empathy Concert on Wednesday, December 14th at 3 pm Eastern. Elliott Masie (from Florida) and Telly Leung (from London) will host a one hour musical and story exploration of the role of Empathy as we wind down 2022 and celebrate many holidays. Our cast includes:
Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock, Sister Act)
Marissa Rosen (My Big, Gay Italian Wedding and Law & Order: SVU)
Melinda Doolittle (American Idol and Concerts Across America)
Telly Leung (Allegiance, Glee, Rent, Aladdin)
Join us for this free and fun concert online.
Reserve a spot at: http://www.masie.com/empathy1214
Yours in Learning,
MASIE Learning Foundation
MASIE Learning Collaborative