#51: 4.3 Million Americans Quit Their Job, Squid Game Previews Gutting Of The Middle Class, Walmart Saves the Day

In a world where inflation goes wild and airlines can't fly because of the labor shortage, how do you drive your business forward?

Overheard at the coffee shop…

  • Stranger 1 (we’ll call him George): “Are you ever going into the office?”

  • Stranger 2 (we’ll call him Roger): “No.”

  • Stranger 1: “That’s because of Covid?”

  • Stranger 2: “No, that’s been the business model.”

Moral: Quit believing in the mythical fairy called the office. You can have an office, but you no longer need it, and your talent most likely doesn’t want it.


Important Updates

Okay time for good news!!

What’s our take?


Image of the week: Callum Adamson showing how the talent shortage has moved from the 3rd to the 1st priority.

Some great stats from our friends at Distributed:

  • 90% of employees want continued flexibility in where and when they work

  • 68% of employees would choose remote working options over in-office work

  • 61% of employees would be willing to take a pay cut to maintain remote working status

  • just 15% of workers would apply for a position that requires total full-time office work


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