New research by The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows that there is a hidden and growing trend of ‘under-employed’ people stuck in part time unemployment or temporary work. It is the highest figure on record, an increase of 45% since the recession began and likely to stay at these levels for 5 years. The world of work has changed forever, and yet I find from my career change Steer your career workshops for executives who have been made redundant, that not many people realise.
Isn’t life ironic? Do you find that? When I do executive or personal coaching, people complain about never having enough time. Then when they have more time, they want more work. Of course people need to have enough money to have peace of mind and give themselves permission to pursue interests for example. Planning time in first for interests would make them feel more resourceful and positive to focus on job search for example, but they don’t let themselves. Aren’t human beings good at giving themselves a hard time?! We chain ourselves to our desks and work harder and ‘do’ more when what most really want is a better work life balance and to ‘be’ more.
I did a workshop in a woman’s prison once and was racking my brains re how to engage them as I haven’t had that particular experience yet, you’ll be glad to hear. Closest I got was setting light to a beer mat in a nightclub on my 20’s and being thrown out. “The one thing you have that people outside lack” I said “is time. Time to think. And that is precious. “ Their home, an open prison, was a converted stately home with stunning grounds. I might move in for some more time to think. If it’s quiet on my blog, you know where I am.
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