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The current health crisis may have changed the way we work forever. As the world moves from their offices to their homes, people collectively realize the benefits of remote work. It is more flexible and has the potential to give employees more time to travel, spend time with their families and do what they like to do. All of these achievements, coupled with an almost global reassessment of priorities, led to what Professor Anthony Klotz of Texas A&M University called a "great resignation." In other words, people are exiting and turning, and many companies can't keep up.

"The Great Resignation" is exactly what it sounds like — people are choosing to leave their jobs in unprecedented numbers. At the onset of the health crisis, people were holding onto their jobs for dear life (even when hours and conditions were terrible) for fear of not being able to find other, perhaps more fulfilling employment as the world shut down.

Now, over a year later, Americans are simultaneously more confident in their ability to find work and more concerned about their quality of life. They are hitting the job market and looking for roles that make them feel fulfilled. They also want jobs that allow time and energy for out-of-office activities that bring them joy. No industry is immune to the Great Resignation, but salespeople may be particularly susceptible to the phenomenon. This can be attributed to many factors including the timing of their commission payments, a lone-wolf mentality that can quickly lead to burnout and a lack of attachment to their teams.

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